Canada – Notice not to consume minced meat sold by Boucherie La Supérieure – STEC E.coli

MAPAQ

QUEBEC, July 21 2021 / CNW Telbec / – The Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation (MAPAQ), in collaboration with the company Boucherie La Supérieure, located at 2888 avenue du Cosmodôme, in Laval , is warning the population not to not consume the products indicated in the table below, because analytical results show that these products are likely to contain the bacterium E. coli producing shigatoxins.

Product designation

Format

Packing date

“LEAN GROUND BEEF”

Variable weight

All formats

“JL.06.21”

“MID-LEAN GROUND BEEF”

“EX-LEAN GROUND BEEF”

“GROUND VEAL”

” MINCED PORK “

The products that are the subject of this alert were packaged on July 6, 2021 and have been offered for sale only at the establishment identified above. They were packaged in plastic bags or in black plastic trays covered with transparent plastic wrap. They were offered in a refrigerated state. The product label includes, in addition to their name, the words “Boucherie La Superieure”.

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 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.

It should be noted that no case of illness associated with the consumption of these foods has been reported to MAPAQ so far.

Food contaminated with the shigatoxin- producing E. coli bacteria may not look or smell spoiled, but eating these 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.

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