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Almost 30 Longo’s meat products now recalled for E. coli risk

More than two dozen beef and veal products are now included in a recall of Longo’s brand ground meat in Canada because of possible E. coli contamination.

Initiated April 21 and expanded on April 24, the recall includes beef and veal products sold at Longo’s Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. in Ontario, according to the most recent recall notice on the Canadian Food inspection Agency’s website.

recalled Longos ground beefThere is concern consumers may have the recalled products in their homes because best-by dates run through this week. Recalled products include ground beef, veal and pork; hamburger patties; meat balls; meat loaf; and stuffed peppers.

“Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased,” the CFIA recall notice states.

“Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 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.”

The original recall was triggered by test results on samples checked by the CFIA. The second expanded recall notice indicates it was triggered by a recall of fresh veal by Newmarket Meat Packers Limited.

“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,” according to the expanded recall notice.

No illnesses have been confirmed in connection with the recalled products.

The recalled Longo’s brand meat products are:

Brand Name Common Name Code(s) on Product UPC
Longo’s CAB Medium Ground Beef All Best Before dates from
17 MR 27 up to and
including 17 MA 08
Starting with
0203102
Longo’s Value Pack Lean C.A.B Ground Beef All Best Before dates from
17 MR 27 up to and
including 17 MA 08
Starting with
0203098
Longo’s Lean C.A.B Ground Beef All Best Before dates from
17 MR 27 up to and
including 17 MA 08
Starting with
0203099
Longo’s CAB Extra Lean Ground Beef All Best Before dates from
17 MR 27 up to and
including 17 MA 08
Starting with
0204303
Longo’s CAB Extra Lean Sirloin Ground Beef All Best Before dates from
17 MR 27 up to and
including 17 MA 08
Starting with
0203097
Longo’s VG Ontario Angus Beef Extra Lean Ground Sirloin All Best Before dates from
17 MR 27 up to and
including 17 MA 08
Starting with
0226065
Longo’s VG Ontario Angus All Beef Lean Patties All Best Before dates from
17 MR 28 up to and
including 17 MA 09
Starting with
0226067
Longo’s VG Ontario Angus All Beef Meatballs All Best Before dates from
17 MR 28 up to and
including 17 MA 09
Starting with
0226068
Longo’s VG Ontario Angus All Beef Meatloaf All Best Before dates from
17 MR 28 up to and
including 17 MA 09
Starting with
0226069
Longo’s VG Ontario Angus Lean Ground Beef All Best Before dates from
17 MR 27 up to and
including 17 MA 08
Starting with
0226008
Longo’s VG Ontario Angus Medium Angus Ground Beef All Best Before dates from
17 MR 27 up to and
including 17 MA 08
Starting with
0226070
Longo’s VG Ontario Angus Beef Burgers All Best Before dates from
17 MR 28 up to and
including 17 MA 09
Starting with
0226005
Longo’s VG Ontario Angus Extra Lean Ground Beef All Best Before dates from
17 MR 27 up to and
including 17 MA 08
Starting with
0226007
Longo’s C.A.B Original Beef Meatballs All Best Before dates from
17 MR 30 up to and
including 17 MA 11
Starting with
0204524
Longo’s C.A.B. Mini Beef Meatballs All Best Before dates from
17 MR 30 up to and
including 17 MA 11
Starting with
0225987
Longo’s C.A.B Original Beef Burgers All Best Before dates from
17 MR 28 up to and
including 17 MA 09
Starting with
0204414
Longo’s C.A.B Original Beef Bambino Burgers All Best Before dates from
17 MR 28 up to and
including 17 MA 09
Starting with
0204866
Longo’s C.A.B Portobello Swiss Beef Burgers All Best Before dates from
17 MR 28 up to and
including 17 MA 09
Starting with
0204417
Longo’s C.A.B Original Beef Meat Loaf All Best Before dates from
17 MR 30 up to and
including 17 MA 11
Starting with
0204525
Longo’s Longos Meat and Mozzarella Beef Cheese Stuffed Peppers All Best Before dates from
17 MR 30 up to and
including 17 MA 11
Starting with
0204523
Longo’s CAB Extra Lean Ground Beef All Best Before dates from
17 MR 27 up to and
including 17 MA 08
Starting with
0203100
Longo’s Lean Ground White Veal All Best Before dates from
17 MR 27 up to and
including 17 MA 08
Starting with
0203523
Longo’s Lean Ground Beef Pork and Veal All Best Before dates from
17 MR 27 up to and
including 17 MA 08
Starting with
0209749
Longo’s Lean Ground Beef All Best Before dates from
17 MR 27 up to and
including 17 MA 08
Starting with
0208037
Longo’s Lean Ground White Veal All Best Before dates from
17 MR 27 up to and
including 17 MA 08
Starting with
0209325
Longo’s CAB Regular Ground Beef All Best Before dates from
17 MR 27 up to and
including 17 MA 08
Starting with
0203103
Longo’s Ontario Lean Ground Veal All Best Before dates from
17 MR 27 up to and
including 17 MA 08
Starting with
203436

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