Colabor announces Canadian recall of Viandes Lauzon brand lean ground veal from marketplace due to possible E. coli contamination

OTTAWA , May 12, 2014 (press release) – Groupe Colabor Inc. is recalling Viandes Lauzon brand lean ground veal from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:NM contamination. Hotels, restaurants, institutions, daycare and healthcare facilities should not use, serve or distribute the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold to hotels, restaurants, institutions, daycare and healthcare facilities in Quebec.

Recalled product(s)

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Brand Product Size UPC Code
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Viandes Lauzon Lean Ground Veal 2 x 2.5 kg Item #35180 30/04/14
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What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your facility. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the supplier.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:NM may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

-- Learn more about the health risks at:

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/fact-
sheets/food-poisoning/eng/1331151916451/1331152055552

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Background

This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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