HALIFAX - The top doctor in Nova Scotia says there are still no confirmed or suspected cases of E.coli in the province relating to a national frozen recall of frozen hamburgers.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recall initially involved Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers sold in packages of six in Ontario and Atlantic Canada.
On Wednesday, federal health officials expanded the recall to include Compliments Super 6 Burgers, President’s Choice Beef Burgers and Webers Bucket of Burgers.
“There are still no confirmed or suspected E.coli cases associated with these products in Nova Scotia,” said Dr. Strang, the province’s chief public health officer. “To be safe, Nova Scotians who have any of these products are advised to throw them out.”
After the initial recall was announced, health officials in southwestern Ontario said lab tests linked three cases of E. coli O157:H7 to the Compliments burgers. The Middlesex-London Health Unit said the three residents of London, Ont., were recovering.
Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but may cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses.
Anyone showing signs or symptoms of E. coli O157:H7 infection, in particular stomach pain and severe or bloody diarrhea, should contact their doctor.
– with files from The Canadian Press