Ground beef recall, possibly contaminated by E. coli

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume certain ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.
The following frozen ground beef products are affected by this alert.
Steakhouse Beef Burgers in the 1.02 kilogram package Code Date 0858 sold at M&M Meat Shops across Canada.
Consumers who may have purchased these products and still have them in their freezers are advised not to consume these products.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled.
Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses.

Organizations: Canadian Food Inspection Agency, M&M Meat Shops

Geographic location: Canada

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  • Paula
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Meat recalls like this one happen because the meat-packing companies are motivated by profit rather than keeping their products safe. They'd rather have a fast production line to maximize profits than a slower one that focuses on quality and eliminating contamination.

  • Paula
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Meat recalls like this one happen because the meat-packing companies are motivated by profit rather than keeping their products safe. They'd rather have a fast production line to maximize profits than a slower one that focuses on quality and eliminating contamination.