VANCOUVER — Health officials in Vancouver are warning consumers about ground pork and beef that was sold at a local store and may be contaminated with E. coli.
Vancouver Coastal Health says the extra lean- and regular-ground pork was stocked at the Killarney Market with sell-by dates ranging from May 3 to May 13.
It says the lean- and extra-lean ground beef was marked with sell-by dates ranging from May 3 to May 12
The health authority says no illnesses linked to the products have been reported, but it's asking consumers to throw out the meat or return it to the store.
Officials say the E. coli strain can cause stomach cramps and diarrhea that in severe cases can become bloody, and symptoms start to appear on average three to four days after exposure.
Exposure rarely leads to kidney failure or death, but the health authority says people should visit a doctor if they think they are infected.
The health authority serves more than one-million people living in cities as far south as Richmond and in communities as far north as and Bella Bella and Bella Coola.