Canadian E. coli outbreak leaves 36 people sick, one dead
The Meat Shop at Pine Haven, Alberta, is recalling certain pork products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning that consumers should not consume and that distributors, retailers and food service establishments, such as hotels, restaurants and cafeterias, should not sell or use the recalled products.
The National Post reports that an E. coli outbreak has sickened 36 people, including one person who most likely died as a result of the pathogen. Alberta Health Services says there is a link between the E. coli cases and some meat from the business. Several of the cases were linked to Mama Nita’s Binalot restaurant in Edmonton, but the restaurant has been cleared as the source as other cases were discovered.
Source: CFIA, National Post