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Public Safety Advisory for customers of Killarney Market brand ground beef and ground pork

11/05/2015
Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Coastal Health is warning customers not to consume Killarney Market Brand ground beef and ground pork due to possible E. coli 0157:H7 contamination.
This advisory is an update to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) recall warning issued on May 9, 2015 – ‘Killarney Market Brand Beef Recalled Due to E. coli 0157:H7’.
No illnesses have been reported linked to the consumption of these products.
The following products should be thrown out or returned to the Killarney Market at 2611 East 49th Avenue, in Vancouver.
Brand Name            Common Name           Size                         Code(s) on Product
Killarney Market     Extra Lean Ground Pork Variable All sell by dates from May 03 up to and including May 13 2015
Killarney Market     Regular Ground Pork Variable All sell by dates from May 03 up to and including May 13 2015
Killarney Market     Lean Ground Beef Variable All sell by dates from May 05 up to and including May 12 2015
Killarney Market     Extra Lean Ground Beef Variable All sell by dates from May 05 up to and including May 12 2015
Killarney Market Ground Turkey Variable All sell by dates from May 05 up to and including May 13, 2015

E. coli 0157:H7 infection can cause mild to severe symptoms including diarrhea and stomach cramps. In severe cases diarrhea may become bloody. Symptoms start an average of three to four days after exposure to the bacteria, and usually last between five to 10 days. Rarely, it can lead to kidney failure and death.
If you think you have an infection caused by E. coli, see your family doctor for testing, advice and treatment.
For more information, members of the public can call Vancouver Coastal Health – Health Protection at 604-675-3800 and ask to speak to a senior environmental health officer. Further information is available at the following websites:

May 2015 update:

Killarney Market brand ground turkey has been added to the recall. 
VCH is responsible for the delivery of $3.4 billion in community, hospital and residential care to more than one million people in communities including Richmond, Vancouver, the North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky corridor, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola.

CONTACT:

Tiffany Akins, Communications Leader
Vancouver Coastal Health
Phone: 604-708-5281
Cell: 604-319-7530
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