Health Hazard Update: Fifth List of Recalled Beef Burgers

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

This is an update to my previous blogs:

Regarding the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)’s ongoing food safety investigation and testing of beef burgers from Cardinal Meat Specialists Limited (Establishment 752 – the producing facility), the recall update now includes a fifth list of the following additional product:

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume, sell or serve certain Cardinal brand beef burger product described below because this product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria:
Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall:
CARDINAL BEEF BURGERS 4.54 kg Production code ending with 22712 None / Aucun Microbiological – E. coli O157:H7

  • 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

    • Reference Number: 7830

    • CFIA’s Date of Recall: 2/19/2013

  • These products have been distributed for Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional use in Ontario and Quebec

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.

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Did you know?

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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

Classification des rappels: Classe I

  • Correspond à une situation où il existe une probabilité raisonnable que l’utilisation d’un produit non conforme ou une exposition à celui-ci entraînera des effets nuisibles graves sur la santé, voire même la mort
  • L’ACIA publie des mises en garde et envoie des avis par courriel sur les rappels d’aliments à risque élevé (principalement ceux de la classe I) lorsque le produit est en vente ou pourrait se trouver chez les consommateurs
  • Tous les autres rappels (classe II et III) ainsi que les produits vendus exclusivement aux restaurants sont publiés dans le Rapport sur les rappels d’aliments de l’ACIA. Les avis par courriel sont offerts pour tous les rappels d’aliments contenant des allergènes


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