JBS Food Canada recalls its Provigo ground beef over E. coli contamination

JBS Food Canada has recalled its Provigo brand ground beef products from the market because of possible E. coli O157 contamination. The recall warns the public against consuming theses recalled products:

  • Variable size Provigo Medium ground beef club packs with UPC codes that begin with 0 213026 bearing Best Before dates of 16.SE2020 or 17.SE2020 or 18.SE2020
  • Variable size Provigo Lean ground beef fresh club pack with UPC codes that begin with 0 217334 bearing Best Before dates 16.SE2020 or 17.SE2020 or 18.SE2020

JBS Food Canada initiated the recall, which has not yet been associated with any illnesses. Anyone who becomes sick after consuming a recalled product should see a doctor.  Recalled products found in home freezers should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation. Other products may be recalled as the investigation continues. CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings if any other high-risk products are recalled. The CFIA will verify the industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace once it completes that process.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157 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.

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