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

MAPAQ

QUEBEC, June 22, 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

Format

Packing date

Retention deadline

“EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF”

Variable

 

“Emb. :

on 2021JN13

on 2021JN14 “

ND

“90% LEAN GROUND BEEF”

“MID-LEAN GROUND BEEF 85%”

The products that are the subject of this warning were packaged between June 13 and 14 inclusively and were offered for sale only at the establishment mentioned above. They were packaged in trays covered with 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. It should be noted that no case of illness associated with the consumption of these foods

Additional information

The Ministry publishes various information documents concerning food safety. Those interested can consult them in the “Food consumption” section of the MAPAQ website: www.mapaq.gouv.qc.ca/consommation This link will open in a new window. . They also have the option of registering online, by visiting www.mapaq.gouv.qc.ca/rappelsaliments This link will open in a new window. , to receive, by email, the food recall releases published by the Department. Finally, it is possible to follow “MAPAQaliments” on Twitter at the following address: www.twitter.com/MAPAQaliments This link will open in a new window. .

Extra Lean Ground Beef (CNW Group / Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) This link will open in a new window.

90% lean ground beef (CNW Group / Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) This link will open in a new window.

Medium-lean ground beef (CNW Group / Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) This link will open in a new window.

Risk  classification : class 1
Reference number:  4351

Source:
Media relations
Communications
Department Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries
and Food
Tel. : 418 380-2100, extension 3512
www.mapaq.gouv.qc.ca This link will open in a new window.

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