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Notification - Certain beef patties may contain E. coli O157:H7

Recall / advisory date:
September 26, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
JD Sweid Foods Ltd.
Alberta , British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Burger King Hamburger Patties 18.1 kg Product code: 13425
Production dates: SEPT 07 12 and SEPT 10 12
Burger King Beef Patties For Whopper 18.1 kg Product code: 13284
Production dates: SEPT 07 12 and SEPT 10 12
None Fresh Ground Beef Patties 7.1 kg Product code: 1010650
Use By: SEP 15 2012
W 100% Pure Ground Beef Patties 17.9 kg Product code: 5806 Use By: SEP 11 2012 00066123568025
W 100% Pure Ground Beef Patties 18.1 kg Product code: 5807 Use By: SEP 11 2012 00066123568018

More information

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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