August 29, 2003

Beef Recall

 

On August 24th, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a warning to consumers not to consume beef or any beef products originating from Aylmer Meat Packers Inc., Aylmer, Ontario. The CFIA has indicated that beef products from Aylmer Meat Packers were processed without proper inspections. The Ontario Provincial Police has launched an investigation.

On August 25th and 26th, York Region Public Health inspectors went to four stores in York Region that were identified by CFIA as suppliers of Aylmer Meats.
Aylmer beef products were found at two of these stores.   The CFIA detained these products so that they cannot be consumed by the public.

 

York Region Health Services continues to work co-operatively with the CFIA and the Province of Ontario, and will provide updates as new information becomes available.

 

How to identify affected products

 

If the meat products you have are labeled with the Aylmer Meat Packers Inc. name, do not eat the meat. If the product is not labeled with the Aylmer Meat Packers Inc. name, or you are not sure of the sources of the products you have, please check with the retailer where you bought the products.  A list of retailers that may be affected is noted on the CFIA's web site (see link below), which is being updated regularly.

 

The CFIA is also warning consumers not to consume the following meat products because these were manufactured with beef originating from Aylmer Meat Packers Inc:

 

WAGENER BEEF PRODUCTS

 

All package sizes of Wagener products listed in the table below are affected by this alert:

 

Pork and Beef Rings

Wine Salami

Pepper Salami

Beer Sausage

Smoked Beef

Cervelat Salami

Mexican Salami

Corned Beef

Pastrami Smoked Beef

Fleischwurst Bologna

Cooked Roast Beef Medium

German Salami

Teewurst

Hungarian Salami

Mexican Salami (Hot)

Jagdwurst with Pistachios

Wieners

Knacker

All Beef Salami

Pepperseed Salami

Gypsy Salami

 

 

 

BIG FOOT BURGERS (PLAIN)

 

The following Big Foot Burgers (Plain) are affected by this alert:

 

Big Foot Burgers (Plain), 27 X 6 ounce / 168 gr patties sold in a 10.12 lb (4.59 kg) package bearing the UPC 0 00000 20509 2.

Big Foot Burgers (Plain), 40 X 4 oz / 114 gr patties sold in a 10 lb (4.54 kg) package bearing the UPC 0 00000 20508 5

 

 

CAPO FOOD PRODUCTS

 

All package sizes of the following Capo Food Ltd. products are affected by this alert:

 

Cannelloni Dry Pack

Cannelloni with Tomato Sauce

Meat Lasagna

Penne al Forno

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Meat Sauce

 

 

HALAL MEAT BASTERMA KING PRODUCTS

 

All packages of the following Halal Meat Basterma King frozen products purchased after March 21, 2003 are affected by this alert:

 

Soujouk Hot

Soujouk

Maane Hot

Maane

Kebbe

Odorless (Basterma)

 

 

If you suspect that you have eaten meat products from Aylmer Meat Packers Inc., and experience the common symptoms of food poisoning and food-borne illness, seek medical attention right away either with your physician or go to your local emergency room.

 

Symptoms:

 

         Symptoms begin anywhere from two hours up to five days after eating contaminated products

         Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and chills

 

For more information:

         Region's Food Safety Program

(www.region.york.on.ca/Services/Public+Health+and+Safety/Food+Safety/default+Food+Safey+Program.htm)

         Canadian Food Inspection Agency

(www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2003/20030827be.shtml)

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (www.health.gov.on.ca)

 
 
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