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Burgers Recalled over E.coli Fears

18 December 2012

CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaw Companies Ltd. are recalling Butcher's Choice Beef Burgers because they might be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

Loblaw Companies Ltd., Brampton, Ontario is voluntarily recalling its ranges of Butcher's Choice Hickory Barbecue Beef Burgers and Butcher's Choice Garlic Peppercorn Beef Burgers.

These products have been distributed nationally.

This recall is the result of E. coli O157:H7 product testing by the CFIA related to an ongoing outbreak investigation.

The CFIA is currently testing additional products collected from across the country.

The CFIA said that the recall may be further updated to include other products as test results are received. In addition, the CFIA is conducting an investigation at the producing facility, which could lead to the recall of more products.

The CFIA and Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. is also recalling Cardinal Select brand Prime Rib Beef Burgers becasue of concerns over E. coli O157:H7.

The affected product, Cardinal brand Prime Rib Beef Burgers, is sold in 1.13 kg packages bearing UPC 0 63351 01561 1. The affected product bears the code BEST BEFORE 2013 JL 31 EST 752 and has also been distributed nationally.

The CFIA said it is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.

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