Canadian Recall: Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers may contain E. coli O157:H7

Starting date:
October 2, 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:
Belmont Meats Ltd.

Distribution:
Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador

Extent of the product distribution:
Retail

CFIA reference number:
8361

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 2, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Belmont Meats Ltd. (Est. 112) are warning the public not to consume certain Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers described below because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

This recall is the result of an ongoing food safety investigation initiated as a result of a recent outbreak investigation. There may be recalls of additional products or best before dates as the food safety investigation at this facility continues.

This product has been distributed in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador in Sobeys banner stores, which might include Sobeys, Foodland, FreshCo, and Price Chopper.


There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The manufacturer, Belmont Meats Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling all affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

All best before dates of the following product, sold frozen, are affected this alert:

Compliments, Super 8 Beef Burgers, 6 x 227 g (8 oz) / 1.36 kg, UPC 055742370553, Meat inspection legend indicating "Canada 112"


For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Belmont Meats Ltd., Azim Hosein, Director of Technical Services at 416-749-7250 ext. 334

***Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.***