Kirkland Signature Organic Lean Ground Beef Recall [Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Costco Wholesale Canada recalls some Kirkland Signature brand Organic Lean Ground Beef due to E. coli hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/pQaqW

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/36251r-eng.php

Additional information:Kirkland Signature Organic Lean Ground Beef
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Ground Beef are subject to this recall:

  • Kirkland Signature Organic Lean Ground Beef, 3 by 600 gram individual packages for a total weight of 1.8 kilograms; UPC: 4 00000 91873 0; Best Before date: 13-OC-15

According to CFIA, this Organic Lean Ground Beef was sold from Costco warehouses in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

About E. coli enteritis:
E. Coli 0157:H7 poisoning is a serious and potentially deadly illness, typically transmitted using the fecal-mouth route by eating or drinking foods or beverages contaminated with E. Coli O157:H7, eating unpasteurized (i.e., raw) milk and (raw) milk products and untreated water.

Common symptoms of E. Coli 0157:H7 poisoning include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), vomiting, nausea and headache. People particularly at risk for serious E. coli illness and complications are the very young, the elderly or those with compromised immune systems.

To learn more about Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria poisoning, please visit Health Canada’s Web site: http://ht.ly/pjcFR

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