Canada – Notice not to consume ground beef and pork sold by Fouquet Morel inc. – E.coli O157


QUEBEC, June 14, 2021 / CNW Telbec / – The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), in collaboration with Fouquet Morel Inc., located at 730, boulevard des Récollets, in Trois -Rivers, advise the population not to consume the products indicated in the table below, as these foods are likely to contain the bacterium E. coli O157.

Product name


Packing date

Retention deadline

“Extra lean ground beef”


“Emb. : 2021JN07 “

N / A

“90% lean ground beef”

“Medium-lean ground beef 85%”

“Lean ground pork”

The products that are the subject of this advisory were packaged on June 7, 2021 and have been offered for sale only at the establishment identified above. They were packaged in trays of transparent plastic wrap. They were offered in a refrigerated state. The product label includes, in addition to their name, the words “Fouquet Morel – The real pleasures of the table”.

The operator is voluntarily recalling the products in question. He agreed with MAPAQ to disseminate this warning as a precautionary measure. In addition, people who have any of these products in their possession are advised not to consume it. They must return it to the establishment where they bought it or throw it away.

It should be noted that proper cooking of meat destroys the E. coli O157 bacteria in all cases. Preparing ready-made meals, such as spaghetti sauce, shepherd’s pie, or meat pie, requires a fairly long cooking time and a temperature high enough to destroy the bacteria.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157 may not look or smell spoiled, but eating such foods can cause serious illness or death. They are manifested by diarrhea and abdominal pain, often accompanied by blood in the stool. These symptoms usually appear two to ten days after eating a contaminated food. Nausea, vomiting and sometimes fever can be associated with it. When these symptoms appear, it is strongly recommended to consult a doctor without delay. Most symptoms go away within five to ten days.

To date, it should be indicated that a case of illness has been reported to MAPAQ and that it could be associated with the consumption of this category of food.


Lean ground pork (CNW Group / Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) 

Extra Lean Ground Beef (CNW Group / Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) 

90% lean ground beef (CNW Group / Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) 

Medium-lean ground beef 85% (CNW Group / Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) 

Risk  classification : class 1
Reference number:  4343

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