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 Burgers because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Like the garlic peppercorn burgers it recalled yesterday, the product was distributed nationally. CFIA suggested that the product may be linked to illnesses. “This recall is the result of E. coli O157:H7 product testing by the CFIA related to an ongoing outbreak investigation.,” said the agency in its recall announcement. Burgers subject to the updated recall include:

  • Butcher’s Choice Hickory Barbecue Beef Burgers 2013 FE 10 EST752 0 60383 89364 4
  • Butcher’s Choice Hickory Barbecue Beef Burgers 2013 FE 01 EST752 0 60383 89364 4

CFIA says it is currently testing additional products from around the country.