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Health Hazard Alert - Certain veal tongue and cheek meat may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
August 10, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
White Veal Meat Packers (Est. 412)
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail and Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 10, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and White Veal Meat Packers Ltd. (Est. 412) are warning the public not to consume certain veal tongue and veal cheek meat described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The following two products are affected by this alert:

Product Retail store name and location Sold Between
Veal Tongue Les Caprices D'AL ADHBA Inc,
1261 Boul. Cure Labelle,
Laval, Quebec
June 1 to 6, 2011, inclusive
Veal Tongue Super Tehran
7327 Yonge Street,
Toronto, Ontario
June 2 to 7, 2011, inclusive
Veal Cheek Meat Boucherie Marcelleria Bari Inc.
2609 Fleury Est,
Montreal, Quebec
June 1 to August 12, 2011, inclusive

Consumers who may have purchased these products and still have them in their freezers are advised not to consume them.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The processor, White Veal Meat Packers Ltd. (Est. 412), Toronto, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

White Veal Meat Packers Ltd. at 1-866-641-8325;

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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