OTTAWA — Two Alberta food companies are recalling some of their raw pork products due to possible E. coli contamination.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says in a release that the affected items from V and T Meat and Food in Calgary and Hiep Thanh Trading in Edmonton have only been distributed in Alberta.
They were sold between about the second week of July and Sept. 2 and 3.
The CFIA says the products may have been sold by other retailers, and consumers who are unsure if they have purchased them should check with their retailer.
The agency says the recall was triggered by a foodborne outbreak this summer of E. coli O157:H7 in Alberta, which led to dozens of people getting sick from an illness that can cause severe cramping, bloody diarrhea and kidney failure.
It says checks are being made to determine whether any of the cases are linked to the raw pork.