Above, electron microscope image of E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. (In reality E. coli is not mauve; the mauve colour is added as visual aid.)

Above, electron microscope image of E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. (In reality E. coli is not mauve; the mauve colour is added as visual aid.)

This is an update to the previous blogs:

Regarding the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) ongoing food safety investigation that was initiated as a result of a recent outbreak investigation, the voluntary recall update now includes a fourth list of the following additional product.

    • The manufacturer, Belmont Meats Ltd. (Est.112 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada), is warning the public not to consume the uncooked lean ground beef described below because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
N/A Uncooked Lean Ground Beef 4 x 400 g
Net 1.6 kg
Best before date: 2014 JN 01 B##* BMP Est. 112
where ## is a variable number
0 60597 35235 7 Best before date: 2014 JN 01 B##* BMP EST. 112
where ## is a variable number
  • CFIA’s Recall / Advisory date: October 20, 2013.
  • Recall Classification: Class 1.
    • Class 1 is a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
    • There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product, uncooked lean ground beef.
  • There may be recalls of additional products or best before dates as the food safety investigation at this facility continues.
  • There was national distribution of the above product for retail.

Please click here for Questions & Answers about the the CFIA investigation into E. coli at Belmont Meats Ltd.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled:

Also, for more information on foodborne pathogens causing food poisoning, please click here.

Contact Info

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Did you know?

  • CFIA issues public advisories and email notifications for food recalls for all high-risk food recalls (mainly Class I) when the product is available for sale or could be in consumers’ homes
  • All other recalls (Class II and III) and food products that are sold exclusively to restaurants, are posted on the CFIA’s Food Recall Report
  • Email notifications are also available for all allergen recalls
Uncooked Lean Ground Beef - 1.6 kg. / Boeuf haché maigre non cuits - 1.6 kg.

Uncooked Lean Ground Beef – 1.6 kg. / Boeuf haché maigre non cuits – 1.6 kg.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

PUBLIC ADVISORY

Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain Uncooked Lean Ground Beef may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Recall / advisory date: October 20, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory: Microbiological – E. coli O157:H7
Hazard classification: Class 1
Company / Firm: Belmont Meats Ltd.
Distribution: National
Extent of the distribution: Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 20, 2013 – The public warning issued on October 8, 2013 has been updated to include an additional product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Belmont Meats Ltd. (Est. 112) are warning the public not to consume the uncooked lean ground beef described below because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

This recall is the result of an ongoing food safety investigation initiated as a result of a recent outbreak investigation. There may be recalls of additional products or best before dates as the food safety investigation at this facility continues.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The manufacturer, Belmont Meats Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling all affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
N/A Uncooked Lean Ground Beef 4 x 400 g
Net 1.6 kg
Best before date: 2014 JN 01 B##* BMP Est. 112
where ## is a variable number
0 60597 35235 7 Best before date: 2014 JN 01 B##* BMP EST. 112
where ## is a variable number

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