Local Residents Warned Not to Eat Certain Frozen Beef Burgers

Written by admin, October 10, 2013

October 10, 2013 – Residents Advised to Discard Recalled Products

The Peterborough Public Health is warning local residents not to consume certain frozen beef burger products produced by Belmont Meats because they may be contaminated with E Coli O157:H7.

A recall announced last week by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that affected certain Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers  has been expanded to include other products.   Consumers are asked to visit the CFIA’s website for a complete listing of all recalled products and to visit the website regularly as there may be recalls of additional products or best before dates as the food safety investigation continues.  Residents can also find the alert link on www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca.

Residents are reminded to check their fridges and freezers for the recalled product and if any is found, it is recommended that it be discarded or returned to the retailer. They are also reminded to follow proper food safety practices to prevent illness, such as:

  • Ensuring burgers are cooked to an internal temperature of 71°C
  • Using a thermometer to check internal temp
  • Washing hands thoroughly with soap and water
  • Calling Public Health at 705-743-1000 if you ate and are not feeling well

 

As of October 9, seven confirmed and one suspect case of E. Coli O157:H7 have been reported in Ontario linked to the ongoing investigation of recalled beef burgers.

The Public Health is working closely with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Public Health Ontario, the CFIA, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada regarding the recall of these products.

 

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For further information, please contact:

Atul Jain,
Manager, Inspection Services
(705) 743-1000, ext. 259