The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a Food Recall Warning to consumers relating to certain sausage products manufactured by Paolini’s Sausage and Meats of Calgary, Alberta, which may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
The company is recalling 10 different sausage products, such as Hungarian sausages and Mettwurst, all of which may have been sold through retailers in Alberta up to and including 5 February 2016. The recalled sausages were sold pre-packaged, but may also have been “clerk-served”, with or without a label. Consumers who are unsure about whether they have purchased the recalled products are advised to check with the retailer.
The recall was initiated by the results of a CFIA investigation into an outbreak of foodborne illness in Alberta. To date the CFIA has not definitively linked the recalled products to cases of illness, but the investigation is on-going and further recalls may occur.
More information about this recall can be found here.