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E. coli ground beef recall affects Walmart stores across Western Canada

12/02/2014 07:09 EST | Updated 02/01/2015 05:59 EST
Consumers across western Canada are being told to check their freezers and refrigerators for a specific brand of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli.

Cargill Meat Solutions said its "Your Fresh Market" brand ground beef products may have been contaminated with the bacteria.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency cautioned the meat had been sold at Walmart stores in Saskatchewan, as well as in Manitoba, Alberta and B-C.

If you have purchased "Your Fresh Market" brand ground beef with best-before dates of November 28 and 29, you should not eat it. CFIA suggests throwing it out or returning it to the store where you purchased it.

The specific Your Fresh Market products involved are:

- Extra Lean Ground Beef Sirloin, 475 g, Best Before 2014.NO.28, UPC 6 05388 18363 7

- Extra Lean Ground Beef, 475 g, Best Before 2014.NO.28, UPC 6 05388 18369 9

- Medium Ground Beef, 475 g, Best Before 2014.NO.28, UPC 6 05388 18365 1

- Lean Ground Beef, 475 g, Best Before 2014.NO.28 and 2014.NO.29, UPC 6 05388 18376 7

- Extra Lean Ground Beef, 900 g, Best Before 2014.NO.28, UPC 6 05388 18372 9

- Lean Ground Beef, 900 g, Best Before 2014.NO.28, UPC 6 05388 18378 1

- Lean Ground Beef, 1.6 kg, Best Before 2014.NO.28 and 2014.NO.29, UPC 6 05388 18379 8

E. coli symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea.

In severe cases, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases, people may die.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

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