Processing Magazine

Beef recall due to E. coli affects growing number of brands

March 21, 2012

OTTAWA, Canada — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers to check all ground beef products in their freezers as a country-wide recall due to possible E. coli contamination affects a growing number of brands, The Chronicle Herald reported.

The recall, which was originally announced a number of weeks ago, now covers some 135 different beef products distributed under various brand names, the article stated.

The agency says all the products — most of them frozen beef burgers — can be identified by the establishment number 761 and were produced between July 1, 2011 and Feb. 15, 2012.

"Our message to consumers is if you have these products in your freezers, do not consume them," CFIA food safety and recall specialist Garfield Balsom said Tuesday.