Extra Foods, Co-op discard potentially tainted meat
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 5:18 PM
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Both Extra Foods and the Yellowknife Co-op have taken some tainted hamburgers off of their shelves.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency sent out a warning over the weekend about two particular brands of burgers, those being one kilogram packages of Country Morning Beef Burgers and 2.27 kilogram boxes of No Name Club Pack Beef Steakettes because of a possible E. coli contamination.
There has been one reported case of illness through eating the bad burgers in Ontario, but none in the NWT to date.
The Country Morning brand is delivered to Co-op stores and Yellowknife Co-op general manager Ben Walker said his store has removed whatever boxes were under the brand.
He added the burgers removed aren't the same as the ones being recalled, but it's a precautionary measure because people may confuse it with the ones in question.
An employee with Extra Foods said their stores have removed the affected No Name burgers from freezers.
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