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No Name burgers and steakettes recalled for E. coli

03/13/2012 10:25 EDT | Updated 05/13/2012 05:12 EDT

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to eat certain No Name beef burgers and beef steakettes that were distributed nationally because they may be contaminated with E. coli.

A warning was originally issued on Feb. 25, but was expanded on Tuesday.

The products are No Name 12 Beef Burgers with a UPC of 0 60383 37333 7, and no name Club Pack Beef Steakettes with a UPC 0 60383 01321 9. The best-before date on both products is April 22, 2012.

The products were distributed by Loblaws nationally.

There has been one reported illness.

Food contaminated with E. coli will not necessarily look or smell spoiled, but the bacteria can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness.

Symptoms may include severe abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, seizures, strokes and permanent kidney damage.

The Burlington, Ont.-based manufacturer, New Food Classics, is voluntarily recalling the affected products.

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