Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage brand frozen, raw, ground chicken products sold in Alberta recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Starting date:
October 3, 2014
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage
Distribution:
Alberta
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
9313

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 3, 2014 - Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage is recalling frozen, raw, ground chicken products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

There have been four reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by the E. coli O157:H7 foodborne outbreak investigation led by Alberta Health Services (http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/10353.asp) and supported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

As the investigation proceeds, if other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

Alberta Health Services and the CFIA are verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size UPC Additional info
Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage Garlic, Garlic, & More Garlic Chicken Sausage 454 g Variable Between July 14, 2014 and October 3, 2014, inclusively
Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage Garlic, Garlic, & More Garlic Chicken Sausage 227 g Variable Between July 14, 2014 and October 3, 2014, inclusively
Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage Garlic, Garlic, & More Garlic Chicken Burgers 340 g Variable Between July 14, 2014 and October 3, 2014, inclusively
Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage Garlic, Garlic, & More Garlic Chicken Sausage "In the Raw" 454 g Variable Between July 14, 2014 and October 3, 2014, inclusively

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