Health Alert for Lean Ground Veal -- E. coli
The CFIA has issued an alert for lean ground veal packaged by New Zealand Lamb, of Etobicoke Ontario. The veal may be contaminated by E. coli 157:H7. This is the strain of E. coli that causes what is popularly known as hamburger disease.
"Lean Ground Veal affected by this alert was sold in packages of approximately 0.500 kg, bearing UPC 0 284112 505596 and best before date 09 MAR 8 (March 8, 2009). Product label bears Canada establishment number 429 and was prepared for New Zealand Lamb, Etobicoke, Ontario.
This product has been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba."CFIA
Do not consume this veal. E.coli 157:H7 can cause life threatening illness.