Pork products recalled in Canada over E. coli contamination

| February 19, 2016

raw porkThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reports that Hillview Meat Processor has recalled raw pork and pork organ products supplied to food businesses in Calgary, Alberta, because of possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

The recalled products were supplied to 11 companies in Calgary for further processing into raw meat cuts, ground pork, sausages and raw ready-to-eat products. These products were sold fresh or frozen up to 16 February and were distributed only in Alberta. They may have been sold pre-packaged, or clerk-served, with or without a label. An additional related recall of 13 prepared meal products containing pork and sold by Dashing Dishes in Calgary has also been initiated.

These recalls were triggered by the findings of an investigation by the CFIA and provincial agencies in Alberta into an outbreak of foodborne illness. The outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infection under investigation has affected at least 14 people in the Calgary area and two of the cases have been linked to certain pork sausage products. However, the CFIA states that no cases of illness have yet been definitively linked to the recalled pork.

More information about these recalls can be found here.

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