CFIA issues another E.coli warning
The warning involves products from a Costoco store in Edmonton.
Published Wednesday, September 26, 2012 11:49AM MDT
Last Updated Wednesday, September 26, 2012 4:59PM MDT
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a warning regarding beef steak products sold at an Edmonton Costco.
The CFIA has recalled Kirkland Strip Loin Grilling Steaks sold at the Costoco Wholesale Store at 13650 50 St. in Edmonton saying the steaks may be contaminated with E. coli.
The steaks were sold between Septmeber 4 and 7 and bear the following 'Packed on' dates:
Consumers should not eat these products and should contact the store to determine if beef products stored in fridges and freezers are affected.
The agency says several people are already sick with E. coli after eating the meat.
They are not linking this newest warning to the XL Foods meat recall, because they say they don't know where the beef came from.
Alberta Health Service officials say while the illnesses are concerning, they are still not officially connected to the tainted meat.
The AHS says the steaks could have been contaminated by a meat tenderizing process done at the store.
Food contaminated with the bacteria does not necessarily look or smell bad but consumption of contaminated foods can lead to serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses.
Symptoms can include:
The CFIA is working with the manufacturer of the products to have them removed from the marketplace.
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