Certain veal liver sold in Quebec may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Starting date:
August 9, 2013

Type of communication:
Recall

Alert sub-type:
Health Hazard Alert

Subcategory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157:H7

Hazard classification:
Class 1

Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recalling firm:
White Veal Meat Packers (Est. 412)

Distribution:
Quebec

Extent of the product distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 9, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and White Veal Meat Packers Ltd. (EST 412) are warning the public not to consume Veal Liver described below because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The affected product, Veal Liver, was sold from the following retail stores in Quebec from July 31, 2013 to August 9, 2013, inclusive.

Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

White Veal Meat Packers Ltd., (EST 412), Toronto, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products Brand name Common name Size Additional info
-- Veal Liver Variable weight Sold from:
Boucherie Al Khair Inc., 428 ave. Lafleur, Lasalle
Boucherie Al Khair Inc., 1550 blvd. Daniel Johnson, Laval
Boucherie Al Khair Inc., 300 rue Jean-Talon E, Montréal
Les Caprices d'Al-Adhba Inc., 2235 rue Saint-Rémi, Laval