CFIA Issues Salmonella Alert for Beef Burger Meat Mix


OTTAWA — Last month, there was an E. coli scare, this month the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Intercity Packers (East) Ltd. has issued a warning to the public, distributors and foodservice establishments to avoid consuming, selling, serving or using a specific beef burger meat mix due to the product’s possible contamination with salmonella.

“The affected product, Intercity Packers Ltd. brand Beef Burger Meat Mix 80/20, is sold in 5 kg cases (each containing 2 x 2.5 kg units) bearing UPC 90066172180172 and lot code 046. The affected product can be identified by the Establishment number (EST) 503 that appears on the outer cases,” reads CFIA website.

The meat-mix product has been distributed publically and commercially in Ontario and Newfoundland and possibly to retailers in Newfoundland. Intercity Packers (East) Ltd. of Mississauga, Ont., is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace, while the investigation is ongoing and CFIA is monitoring the recall.

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