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Source of E. coli O157:H7 in Cardinal’s Burgers Not Found

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The source of the E. coli O157:H7 that contaminated specialty hamburgers made by Cardinal Meat Specialists Limited in Ontario is going to remain a mystery, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) acknowledged Monday. CFIA’s official investigation into the foreign and domestic beef used by Cardinal Meat, along with all the spices used as ingredients in… Continue Reading

Domestic Beef Likely Source of Canada’s E. coli Outbreak

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Beef from Australia and New Zealand that went into those Canadian hamburgers that were laced with enough E. coli O157:H7 to sicken five people in two provinces were not the source of the bacteria. And spices that went into the burgers also have been ruled out. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) trace back investigation… Continue Reading

Five E. coli Cases Linked to Recalled Canadian Burgers

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Burgers that were recalled in Canada last week for potential E. coli contamination have now been linked to five illnesses, reported health officials Monday. The same strain of E. coli O157:H that was isolated from five patients in Alberta and Ontario was also found in Butcher’s Choice brand Garlic Peppercorn beef burgers, according to the… Continue Reading

E. coli Found in More Canadian Beef

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced two more recalls of beef products – one expanded and one new –  for potential E. coli contamination this weekend. The first, issued Friday, was an expansion of two earlier recalls of beef burgers manufactured by Loblaw Companies Ltd. The company recalled certain lots of its Butcher’s Choice brand… Continue Reading

More Canadian Beef Recalled for E. coli Risk

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The Canadian company that recalled its garlic peppercorn burgers for potential E. coli contamination Thursday expanded the recall Friday to include its hickory barbecue variety. Both products may be linked to illnesses, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Loblaw Companies Ltd. of Brampton, Ontario is voluntarily recalling two types of its Hickory Barbecue Beef… Continue Reading