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Recall of Dole’s Heart’s Delight Salad mix – Ecoli Alert

17 Sep

Dole’s Heart’s Delight 227 gram bag salad mix has been recalled due to an e-coli contamination.  The salad mix is sold in 227 gram bags and contains Romaine lettuce, baby lettuce and a third kind I cannot recall at the moment.  Consumers are warned not to go by the looks of the product as ecoli does not have a look or a smell but it could be deadly.  Check your refrigerator and return any contaminated product.  Check with your local supermarket for more specific information.

E-Coli Scare Again – Have you Heard?

12 Jul

Canada’s food

 watchdog,  update

ground beef alert

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 | 11:17 AM ET

Canada’s food watchdog and Canada Safeway have released more information in the recall of certain fresh and frozen ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli.

 What is E.coli?
E. coli, or Escherichia coli, is a common and ordinarily harmless bacterium, but certain strains can cause abdominal cramps, fever, bloody diarrhea, kidney failure, blindness, paralysis, even death. It is most often spread through contaminated food.

Independent grocers may have resized, repackaged and relabelled the affected frozen ground beef patties, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Canada Safeway said Tuesday in the updated health hazard alert.

Consumers who are unsure if their product is included in the recall should contact the store.

The recall applies to the following products:

  • Fresh ground beef (lean, regular, extra lean and market trim) sold at Safeway and independent grocery stores in B.C. and Alberta between May 24 and June 5, 2007. The products are marked with a best before dates from May 25 to June 6 inclusively.
  • Butcher’s Cut frozen ground beef patties sold in 1.13 kg packages. The products, which bear the UPC code UPC 58200 21604 and a Julian code date of 143, were sold on May 24, 2007, at Safeway and independent grocery stores in Western Canada, and in regions in Ontario west of Thunder Bay.
  • Sunny Dawn frozen ground beef patties, marked with a Julian date 143-07, sold on or after May 24, 2007, at independent grocery stores in Western Canada, Yukon, Northwest Territories and in Ontario west of Thunder Bay.

Five associated illnesses have been reported, the CFIA said.

Food contaminated with the potentially life-threatening E. coli 0157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled, the federal agency said. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea, and some people may suffer seizures or strokes. Consumption of food spoiled with the bacteria may cause permanent kidney damage or death.

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