This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.

Users should note that the products listed in the archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the food safety status of products produced at a later date.

Health Hazard Alert - Additional code information for previously recalled ground beef products produced at Establishment 761

Recall / advisory date:
May 10, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
New Food Classics
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 10, 2012 - As a result of a Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation, additional information is being provided to help consumers identify Irresistibles brand products, included in a March 17, 2012 recall.

Six Irresistibles brand ground beef products, listed below, were recalled on March 17, 2012 and removed from retail at that time. The following codes provide consumers with additional guidance to help them identify previously recalled product in their homes.

Products should not be consumed if they bear a 5 digit lot code where the first four digits are 1821 up to and including 3651 and 0012 up to and including 0472. These codes can be found on any one of the six outside panels of the box. These codes would only appear on the six previously recalled products listed in the table below.

Recalled Irresistibles Brand Products from March 17SizeUPC
Angus Beef Burgers 1.13 kg 0 59749 89521 7
Beef Burgers Mushroom Swiss 1.13 kg 0 59749 89524
Sirloin Beef Burgers, Roasted Garlic and Onion 1.13 kg 0 59749 89523 1
Sirloin Beef Burgers, Original 1.13 kg 0 59749 89520 0
Sirloin Beef Burgers, Peppercorn 1.13 kg 0 59749 89523 1
Life Smart Lean Sirloin Beef Burgers 687 g 0 59749 91317 1

The number of products affected by this recall has not changed.

Any new information obtained by the CFIA will be posted to the CFIA website.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on E. coli O157:H7, visit the Food Facts web page at:

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at:

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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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