Food recalls in Canada – E.coli (0157:H7) in pork and undeclared allergens

Food Recall Warning – Raw pork products sold by V&T Meat and Food, Calgary, Alberta and Hiep Thanh Trading, Edmonton, Alberta recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Recall date: September 4, 2014 
Reason for recall: Microbiological – E. coli O157:H7
Hazard classification: Class 1
Company / Firm: Hiep Thanh Trading, V&T Meat and Food
Distribution: Alberta
Extent of the distribution: Retail

Recall details

Ottawa, September 4, 2014 – V&T Meat and Food, Calgary, Alberta and Hiep Thanh Trading, Edmonton, Alberta, are recalling certain raw pork products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers, food service establishments, retailers, distributors and manufacturers in Alberta, should not consume, serve, use, or sell certain raw pork products sold by these two retailers/distributors because the raw pork products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

All raw pork products sold from these locations, during the identified time periods, are affected by this recall.

Company name Address City Affected Selling Dates
V&T Meat and Food 3012-17 Avenue SE, #6 Calgary, AB Between July 14, 2014 and
September 2, 2014, inclusively
Hiep Thanh Trading 10718-98 Street NW Edmonton, AB Between July 10, 2014 and
September 3, 2014, inclusively

These raw pork products may have been sold by other retailers. Consumers who are unsure if they have the affected products are advised to check with their retailer.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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.

Background

This recall was triggered by the E. coli O157:H7 foodborne outbreak investigation led by Alberta Health Services (http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/10353.asp) and supported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

As the investigation proceeds, if other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

Alberta Health Services and the CFIA are verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

Further analysis is underway to determine if these affected products are linked to some of the E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in Alberta.

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Food Recall Warning – Raw pork products sold at Trimming Fresh Meats Ltd. and Hiep Hoa Asian Food in Calgary, Alberta recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Recall date: September 6, 2014
Reason for recall: Microbiological – E. coli O157:H7
Hazard classification: Class 1
Company / Firm: V&T Meat Wholesale
Distribution: Alberta
Extent of the distribution: Retail

Recall details

Ottawa, September 6, 2014 – V&T Meat Wholesale, Chestermere, Alberta is recalling certain raw pork products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers, food service establishments, retailers, distributors and manufacturers in Alberta, should not consume, serve, use, or sell certain raw pork products sold by the retailers, listed below, because the raw pork products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The affected raw pork products have only been distributed in Alberta.

All raw pork products sold from these locations, during the identified time periods, are affected by this recall.

Company name Address City Affected Selling Dates
Trimming Fresh Meats Ltd. 3-6219 CentreSt NW Calgary Between July 15, 2014 and July 22, 2014, inclusively
Hiep Hoa Asian Food E-4710-17 AveSE Calgary Between July 15, 2014 and July 29, 2014, inclusively; and between August 14, 2014 and August 17, 2014, inclusively

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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.

Background

This recall was triggered by the E. coli O157:H7 foodborne outbreak investigation led by Alberta Health Services and supported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

As the investigation proceeds, if other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

Alberta Health Services and the CFIA are verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.

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Food Recall Warning – Frozen pork spring rolls, pork buns and pork wontons sold from Vinh Fat Food Products in Edmonton, Alberta recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Recall date: September 5, 2014
Reason for recall: Microbiological – E. coli O157:H7 
Hazard classification: Class 1
Company / Firm: Vinh Fat Food Products
Distribution: Alberta
Extent of the distribution: Retail

Recall details

Ottawa, September 5, 2014 – Vinh Fat Food Products is recalling frozen pork spring rolls, pork buns and pork wontons from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following frozen pork products have been sold exclusively from Vinh Fat Food Products, 10630-97th Street, Edmonton, Alberta.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Additional Info
Pork Spring Rolls Variable None Affected Selling Dates: Between July 10, 2014 and September 5, 2014, inclusively
Pork Buns Variable None Affected Selling Dates: Between July 10, 2014 and September 5, 2014, inclusively
Pork Wontons Variable None Affected Selling Dates: Between July 10, 2014 and September 5, 2014, inclusively

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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.

Background

This recall was triggered by the E. coli O157:H7 foodborne outbreak investigation led by Alberta Health Services and supported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

As the investigation proceeds, if other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

Alberta Health Services and the CFIA are verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

Update 10th September 2014

Ottawa, September 10, 2014 – The food recall warning issued on September 5, 2014 has been updated to include additional distribution information and selling dates. This additional information was identified during the outbreak investigation led by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and supported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Vinh Fat Food Products is recalling frozen pork spring rolls, pork buns and pork wontons from the marketplace due to possible E. coliO157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following frozen pork products have been sold from Vinh Fat Food Products, 10630-97th Street, Edmonton, and may have also been sold by other retailers in Alberta.

Consumers who are unsure if they have the affected products are advised to check with their retailer.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Additional Info
Pork Spring Rolls Variable None Affected Selling Dates
Between July 10, 2014 and September 8, 2014, inclusively
Pork Buns Variable None Affected Selling Dates
Between July 10, 2014 and September 8, 2014, inclusively
Pork Wontons Variable None Affected Selling Dates
Between July 10, 2014 and September 8, 2014, inclusively

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Food Recall Warning (Allergen) – Soup Stock imported by Sheung Kee Trading recalled due to undeclared sulphites

Recall date: September 5, 2014
Reason for recall: Allergen – Sulphites
Hazard classification: Class 3
Company / Firm: Sheung Kee Trading Co. Inc.
Distribution: Ontario
Extent of the distribution: Retail
Reference number: 9219

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
N/A (Chinese Characters Only) Soup Stock 40 g 30-06-15 7 21731 11609 8

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Food Recall Warning (Allergen) – EMB brand biscuits recalled due to undeclared milk

Recall date: September 5, 2014
Reason for recall: Allergen – Milk
Hazard classification: Class 2
Company / Firm: Super Asia Foods & Spices Ltd.
Distribution: Ontario
Extent of the distribution: Retail
Reference number: 9196

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
EBM Brands Click Cumin Biscuit 142 g All codes where milk is not declared on the label. 8 964000 684009
EBM Brands Butter Puff Biscuit 105 g All codes where milk is not declared on the label. 8 964000 684559
EBM Brands Party Biscuits with Raisins & Peanuts 135.8g All codes where milk is not declared on the label. 8 964000 684238

(Source: CFIA website)

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