E. Coli Bacteria Found in More Than 135 Products


OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) has updated its ongoing investigation into beef products contaminated with potentially fatal E. coli. bacteria, issuing details on more than 135 affected products under various brand names.

The agency’s initial warning advised people to avoid ‘No Name’ brand burgers and beef steakettes distributed nationally. However, as part of an ongoing food-safety investigation, the agency has now issued a full recall, which includes dozens of affected foods. The products made at the facility responsible for the contaminated products bear ‘establishment number’ EST 761.

Products affected by the CFIA warning have been sold to hotels, restaurants and institutions, including The Keg, Grillhouse, Hero Certified Burgers and Licks, among others.

The CFIA is working with retailers and distributors to identify the affected products and recall them from the marketplace.

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