ALBERTA

Calgary E. Coli Outbreak Might Have Come From Single Source

02/04/2016 04:59 EST | Updated 02/04/2016 05:00 EST
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CALGARY — Alberta Health Services says there have been 14 confirmed cases of E. coli in the Calgary zone, but they have not all been traced to a single source.

However, recent testing has linked at least two of the cases to a specific pork sausage sold by a Calgary retailer.

The health agency is advising anyone who purchased Hungarian farmer's sausage made by Paolini's Sausage & Meats before Feb. 2 to cook it to an internal temperature of 71 C.

Cooking to this temperature will destroy any potential E. coli bacteria.

The sausage, which does not come with appropriate cooking instructions, is not a ready-to-eat product.

AHS says the product may have been sold by other Calgary and area retailers.

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