Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Updated Health Hazard Alert - Certain frozen beef burgers may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Updated Health Hazard Alert - Certain frozen beef burgers may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Recall / advisory date:

October 8, 2013

Reason for recall / advisory:

Microbiological - E. coli O157:H7

Hazard classification:

Class 1

Company / Firm:

Belmont Meats Ltd.



Extent of the distribution:


Advisory details
Affected products
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Advisory details

Ottawa, October 8, 2013 - The public warning issued on October 2, 2013 has been updated to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Belmont Meats Ltd. (Est. 112) are warning the public not to consume the 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.

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

Affected products

Brand Name

Common Name



Additional Info


Super 6 Beef Burgers

8 x 170 g (6oz) / 1.36 kg

0 55742 34129 4

Best before date

2014 MA 27 B##*

* where ## is a variable number


Ontario, sold in the following Sobeys banner stores: Sobeys, Sobeys Urban, Foodland, Freshco and Price Chopper.

President's Choice

Beef Burgers

4.54 kg

0 60383 37167 8

Best before date

2014 FE 25 B##*


* where ## is a variable number


Sold nationally at Loblaws banner stores

Webers Bucket of Burgers

Beef Burgers

1.02 kg

6 27843 06456 5

Best before date

1313 B##*

BB/MA 2014 MA 11

* where ## is a variable number


may be national

Related alerts

2013-10-02 - Certain Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

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

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

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