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Calgary E. Coli Outbreak: Dashing Dishes Recalls Pork Products

02/19/2016 03:47 EST | Updated 02/19/2016 03:59 EST
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CALGARY — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says another company is recalling pork products in Calgary due to possible E. coli contamination.

The agency says Dashing Dishes is recalling 13 types of prepared meals that contain pork sold from its Calgary store.

Consumers are being warned not to eat the meals and to throw them away or return them.

There was a recall earlier this week of fresh and frozen raw pork products supplied by Hillview Meat Processor to 11 stores in Calgary and in nearby Acme and Crossfield.

Alberta Health Services is investigating an outbreak of 16 cases of E. coli O157:H7 in the greater Calgary area, but none have definitively been linked to the pork recall.

The recalls were triggered by a probe into the food illness outbreak by the CFIA and the provincial government.

Health officials have said four of the 16 people who became sick have or were hospitalized, but are recovering.

Food contaminated with the bacteria may not look or smell spoiled.

E. coli O157:H7 can cause symptoms including nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and bloody diarrhea. In severe cases people may have seizures or strokes, suffer permanent kidney damage or die.

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