Canada
CFIA recalling beef burger meat mix

Credits: REUTERS/ALEX GALLARDO

QMI AGENCY

A beef burger meat mix manufactured by a Toronto-based company is being recalled because it may be contaminated with salmonella.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Intercity Packers (East) Ltd. are warning the public not to consume, sell, serve or use the Beef Burger Meat Mix 80/20. It is sold in 5 kg cases, each containing 2 x 2.5 kg units.

The product has been distributed in Ontario and Newfoundland.
"This is an ongoing food safety investigation," the CFIA said in a statement issued Saturday. "Provincial and local public health authorities are investigating an outbreak of salmonella illnesses in Ottawa and southern Ontario in collaboration with federal health partners including the CFIA, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada."

Intercity Packers (East) Ltd, Mississauga, is voluntarily recalling the product from the marketplace.

For more information consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers: Intercity Packers at 905-670-1023 ext. 222 or the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.

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