Canada’s food safety watchdog has expanded a recall of beef burgers linked to an E. coli outbreak.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and local supplier Belmont Meats last week warned consumers not to eat batches of burgers sold under the Compliments brand sold at banners owned by retail giant Sobeys. Belmont Meats issued a recall of all affected products.
However, the CFIA updated its notice yesterday (8 October) to include burgers sold under Loblaw’s President’s Choice own label and the Webers Bucket of Burgers brand.
“There may be recalls of additional products or best before dates as the food safety investigation at this facility continues,” the CFIA said.
After the first recall, officials in Ontario linked three cases of E. coli O157:H7 to the Compliments burgers.