The Butcher’s Blend Ground Beef Recalled in Canada for Possible E. coli O157 Contamination
foodpoisoningbulletin.com by Linda Larsen, July 3, 2018
The Butcher’s Blend is recalling some extra lean ground beef products in Canada for possible E. coli O157 contamination. Consumers should not eat these recalled products, even if they are going to cook them. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.
The recalled products include Extra Lean Ground Beef with no brand name in 1 pound packages. There are no codes on this product because it was sold by The Butcher’s Blend at the Western Fair District Farmer’s Market on June 16, 2018. The product also does not have a UPC number.
Mitchell’s Butcher’s Blend/Old East Village Grocer Extra Lean Ground Beef is also recalled. It was sold in about 1 pound packages. The best before date is JUN 23/18, and the UPC number starts with 0 200150.
Finally, Mitchell’s Butcher’s Blend/Old Easter Village Grocery Extra Lean Ground Beef in about 1/2 pound packages is recalled. The product also has one best before date of JUN 23/18. The UPC number on that product starts with 0 200150. You can see pictures of the recalled product packages at the CFIA web site.
If you purchased these items, don’t eat them. Discard them in a sealed or double wrapped package in a secure garbage can, or take them back to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Wash your hands well with soap and water after handling this product. It is also a good idea to clean out your refrigerator or freezer or wherever you stored the ground beef with a mild bleach solution to kill bacteria.