Ground beef recall issued

Possible E. coli contamination prompts recall of ground beef sold at Wal-Mart

  • Dec. 2, 2014 9:00 a.m.
A recall has been issued of ground beef sold at Wal-Mart stores.

A recall has been issued of ground beef sold at Wal-Mart stores.

Wal-Mart shoppers are being advised of a beef recall.

Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling Your Fresh Market brand ground beef products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157 contamination.

The affected products have been sold at Walmart stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Consumers should not consume the following products, which have best before dates of Nov. 28, 2014 and Nov. 29, 2014:

n Extra lean ground beef sirloin, 475 g

n Extra lean ground beef, 475 g and 900 g

n Medium ground beef, 475 g

n Lean ground beef, 475 g, 900 g and 1.6 kg

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

This recall was triggered by test results. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.