This summer Canada experienced one of the largest beef recalls in the country’s history. Thousands of products were pulled from shelves due to the possibility of being contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7. Today, the CFIA and Loblaws Companies LTD are warning the public not to eat certain Butcher’s Choice Garlic Peppercorn beef burgers because they may be contaminated with the same string of E.coli found in some of the burgers this summer.
The announcement of today’s recall will undoubtedly spark fear in consumers. Will there be additional recalls and products like there was in the summer? Only time will tell if this recall will be expanded to include countless other items. The CFIA did note in today’s release that the recall is the result of an ongoing investifation into a number of E. coli related illnesses across the country. Be sure to check back everyday, as we’ll keep posting information as it’s released by the CFIA.
Here are the details of this particular recall:
The product affected is Butcher’s Choice Garlic Peppercorn Beef Burgers. These are sold frozen in 1.13kg packages bearing the UPC 0 60383 89363 7. The affected product bears the code BEST BEFORE 2013 MR 03 EST 752.
The product has been distributed nationwide.
For more information, consumers are asked to call Loblaw Relations at 1-800-296-2332 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).