Posted by: ShawnC | July 2, 2009

President’s Choice fresh beef products recalled due to possible E. coli

TORONTO – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain beef products, since they may be contaminated with E. coli.

President’s Choice brand beef products including ground beef, steaks, and roasts have been recalled across Canada.

They bear the best before dates between April 29 to June 16, 2009.

These fresh (not frozen) beef products were sold to grocery stores across Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Quebec, including Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstores and Fortinos supermarkets.

The beef products were sold in various weight packages, including trays with a plastic wrap, along with product sold at the meat counters.

Consumers are advised to check their freezers and dispose of any beef products bearing the date mentioned above.

No recent illnesses in Canada have been linked to these products.

The meat is part of a massive recall in the U.S. due to E. coli that has made 18 ill.

For more information on what products have been affected


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