Leadbetters Foods Inc. Recalls its Cowboy Beef Burgers

A recall of 2.27-kilogram packages of Cowboy Beef Burgers has been demanded by Leadbetters Foods Inc., of Orillia, Ont., for there is a potential fear that these might be contaminated with E. coli. This recall has been ordered by Orillia, Ont.-based manufacturer Leadbetters Foods Inc.

This food-borne bacterium, has given rise to an outburst of E. coli in Ontario which is said to have put several lives under threat. This poisoning by E. coli leads to kidney damage, seizures, diarrhea and in some cases even death.

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, at present are busy investigating the epidemic to reach the source.

No link has however been established between the outbreak and the beef hamburger patties that had been sold in stores across Ontario.

A warning has been issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency advising the people not to consume the Leadbetters Cowboy Beef Burgers for they may lead to problems. The recalled amount of burgers comprises twenty,
4-ounce burgers.

For there is a probability that this contamination of E. coli O157:H7, strict measures are being followed by the CFIA. This ongoing investigation involves Health Canada, and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), Ontario Ministry of Health and several other health units’ in Ontario.