Recall Expansion on Beef Burgers Distributed at Canadian Loblaws Stores; E-Coli Bacteria Found

Ryan May
by Ryan May | March 13, 2012 @ 12:41 pm | 0 

There has been an expansion of the February 25, 2012 recall on certain beef burgers distributed by Loblaws in Canada. The news comes as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has tested and found a strain of E-coli may have contaminated a wider range of product than originally thought.

The beef burger recall now affects two new product codes, both manufactured by New Food Classics based in Burlington, Ontario. The products are branded and sold under a variety of names, but in this case it is their “no name” brand, which is a Loblaws house brand, that is at the center of this recall.

The following beef burger products have been recalled:

no name 12 Beef Burgers

Size: 1.36 kg

UPC code: 0 60383 37333 7

Lot code: BB 2012 AL 22 EST 761

no name Club Pack Beef Steakettes

Size: 2.27 kg

UPC code: 0 60383 01321 9

Lot code: BB 2012 AL 22 EST 761

Meat contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 generally will not look or smell bad, but the consumption of beef contaminated with this strain may cause serious illness.

For more information, consumers and the media can call one of the following numbers:

New Food Classics: 1-855-344-1825;

Canadian Food Inspection Agency 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).