The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says there is a recall in effect of Killarney Market brand ground beef due to concerns over the possible contamination of E.coli.
Five products of the brand sold between May 5 and May 11 have been recalled:
- Killarney Market Lean Ground Beef, UPC begins with 200089
- Killarney Market Lean Ground Beef family Pack, UPC begins with 200115
- Killarney Market Extra Lean Ground Beef Less than 10% Fat, UPC begins with 200117
- Killarney Market Extra Lean Ground Beef Family Pack, UPC begins with 200119
- Killarney Market 100% Hormone Free Black Angus Lean Ground Beef, UPC begins with 200820
According to the CFIA, these recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store location where it was purchased.
Food contaminated with E.coli bacteria may not look or smell spoiled, but it can still make you sick. The agency warns that symptoms of infection include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps, and water to bloody diarrhea.
In situations of a severe illness, other symptoms such as seizures, strokes and permanent kidney damage could occur. Patients might also need blood transfusions or kidney dialysis.
At this time, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the products from the brand.
The CFIA says the Vancouver market’s recall was voluntary and triggered by the agency’s test results. A safety investigation is being conducted, which may lead to the further recall of other products.