Canadian Officials Expand Beef Recall

OTTAWA (The Canadian Press) — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has expanded its alert over beef products from Belmont Meats of Toronto because of possible E. coli contamination.

The federal food safety watchdog is now warning the public not to eat Sunspun bearpaw-shaped beef burgers sold at Loblaw-owned stores nationally and Compliments traditional beef burgers sold at Sobeys-owned stores in Ontario and the West.

The Sunspun beef products sold in 4.54-kilogram packages have a best-before date of Feb. 24, 2014 while the Compliments products in 1.36 kg packages have a best-before date of May 26, 2014.

The agency says there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the products and that it's monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

It's the agency's third recall notice this month for Belmont beef products over possible E. coli contamination.

The agency on Sunday warned the public not to consume Belmont uncooked lean ground beef distributed at Loblaw stores in 1.6-kilogram packages with a best-before date of June 1, 2014.

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