A Canada-wide recall has been initiated for more than 135 beef products.
Concerns of E.coli have caused the massive recall of beef burger products by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The products have been distributed to retail stores, restaurants and institutional establishments and were manufactured between July 1, 2011 and Feb. 15, 2012.
The affected products bear best-before dates between Jan. 1, 2012 and Feb. 15, 2013.
The product list includes the following brands: Best Value, BV Balance, Calgary Stampede, Country Morning and Country Morning Gold, Exclusive Selections, Grillhouse, Heritage Angus Beef, Hero Certified Burgers, Irresistibles, Keg, Licks, Maple Lodge Farms, no name, Our Finest, Overwaitea, PC, PC Blue Menu and PC Butchers Choice, Prairie Heritage Producers, Q Burger, Simply Food, Spring Creek, Sunspun, Webers, Western Family, Zabiha Halal.
There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of one of the affected products. Food contaminated with E. coli may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with the bacteria may cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses.
For more information, call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 or visit http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffrrecarapp/2012/20120319ce.shtml