Sunday, October 7, 2012

Five New E. Coli Cases Linked To Beef Recall

Five New E. Coli Cases Linked To Beef Recall, Three cases in Alberta and two in Quebec have been traced to a strain of E. coli found at a plant in Alberta. 5 new E. coli cases linked to beef recall, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed that five additional cases - three in Alberta and two in Quebec -have been linked to a specific strain of E. coli that has spurred a massive recall of several beef products across the country.

That means the number of cases linked to E. coli O157 is now up to 10: seven in Alberta, two in Quebec and one in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Officials stressed that the five recently announced cases are not tied to people who are newly sick, but "recovered or recovering."

Representatives from the CFIA and the Public Health Agency of Canada organized the Saturday teleconference to announce that five cases could be linked "with great confidence" to the strain that was found at the XL processing plant in Brooks, Alberta


No comments:

Post a Comment