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Updated Food Recall Warning - Viandes Lauzon brand ground beef products recalled due to E. coli O157:NM

Recall date:
May 12, 2014
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Other
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Groupe Colabor Inc.
Extent of the distribution:
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Recall details

Ottawa, May 12, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on May 10, 2014 has been updated to include additional products. The additional products were identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Groupe Colabor Inc. is recalling Viandes Lauzon brand ground beef products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:NM contamination. Hotels, restaurants, institutions, daycare and healthcare facilities should not use, serve or distribute the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Viandes Lauzon Extra Lean Ground Beef 2 × 2.5 kg 30/04/14 Item #33345
Viandes Lauzon Lean Ground Beef 2 × 2.5 kg 30/04/14 Item #33355
Viandes Lauzon Medium Ground Beef 2 × 2.5 kg 30/04/14 Item #33318

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your facility. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the supplier.

Food contaminated with E. Coli O157:NM may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.


This recall was triggered by the company. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.


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

More information

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