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Totally Recalled: over 135 burger products, all potentially contaminated with E. coli

Hopefully these were not part of the recall (Image: Seth Kaplan)

The product: Just about every other brand of store-bought burger this side of the 49th parallel (OK, not quite—the extensive list is below)

Establishment number: 761

Best before date: from January 1, 2012 to February 15, 2013

Production code: 11 JL 01 up to 12 FE 15

Lot code: five digits, with the last four being 1831 or greater

The details: What started out as a case of some contaminated beef appears to have become a case of, well, a heck of a lot more contaminated beef. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which has been sending out steady notices about various beef products over the past weeks, has learned that over 135 products may be contaminated with E. coli. Best Value 10 Beef Burgers? (Potentially) Contaminated. Country Morning Beef Burgers and Country Morning Gold Western BBQ Burgers? Yep. PC Thick and Juicy? Oh yeah. Most of these products have ended up in grocery stores, but some have been sent to restaurants, like Hero Certified Burgers and Licks, as well. Anyway, while it’s tough to keep track of the dozens of potentially affected products, the CFIA says they can all be identified by their establishment number, 761, which belongs to New Food Classics. The CFIA reports only one illness associated with the outbreak so far, but maybe you’d better jot that number down—this is the same strain of E. coli that was responsible for seven deaths in Walkerton, Ontario back in 2000. [CFIA]

The full list

Brand Product Size UPC
Best Value 10 Beef Burgers 1 kg 7 71212 88103 8
Best Value 20 Beef Burgers 2 kg 7 71212 88104 5
Best Value 40 Beef Burgers 4.54 kg 7 71212 88108 3
BV Balance Lean Sirloin Beef Burgers 852 g 7 71212 88123 6
Calgary Stampede Western-style BBQ Sauce Beef Burgers, 3.2 oz 725 g 0 66669 53213 9
Calgary Stampede Western-style BBQ Sauce Beef Burgers, 6 oz 1.02 kg 0 66669 53214 6
Country Morning Seasoned Beef Burgers 1.36 kg 0 57316 12781 5
Country Morning Beef Burgers 1 kg 0 57316 02941 6
Country Morning Beef Burgers 2.27 kg 0 57316 08662 4
Country Morning Beef Burgers 4.54 kg 0 57316 07846 2
Country Morning Gold Mozzarella & Bacon Beef Burger 907 g 0 57316 09575 6
Country Morning Gold Philly Cheese Burgers with Monterey Jack Cheese, Green Peppers, Onions & Mushrooms 852 g 0 57316 15088 2
Country Morning Gold Prime Rib Beef Burger with 70% Prime Rib 907 g 0 57316 13426 4
Country Morning Gold Range Fed Angus Beef Burgers 852 g 0 57316 09862 7
Country Morning Gold Seasoned Sirloin Beef Burger 907 g 0 57316 09862 7
Country Morning Gold Sliders – Prime Rib Beef Burger With 75% Prime Rib 684 g 0 57316 15087 5
Country Morning Gold Sliders, Philly Cheese Mini Beef Burgers With Monterey Jack Cheese, Green Peppers, Onions & Mushrooms 684 g 0 57316 15086 8
Country Morning Gold Traditional Gourmet Beef Burger 907 g 0 57316 09574 9
Country Morning Gold Traditional Texas-Size Gourmet Beef Burger 1.02 kg 0 57316 09577 0
Country Morning Gold Western BBQ Burger 907 g 0 57316 09576 3
Exclusive Selections Angus Beef Burgers 852 g 7 71212 88124 3
Exclusive Selections Prime Rib Beef Burgers 1.02 kg 7 71212 88122 9
Grillhouse Angus Beef Slider, Mini Angus Beef Burger 684 g 0 66669 55400 1
Grillhouse Beef Burger With Montreal Steak Spice 852 g 0 66669 55280 9
Grillhouse Lean Beef Burger 852 g 0 66669 55283 0
Grillhouse Our Double Prime Sirloin And Prime Rib 852 g 0 66669 55281 6
Grillhouse Prime Rib Beef Burger Made With 70% Prime Rib And Horseradish 852 g 0 66669 55282 3
Heritage Angus Beef Range-Fed Angus Beef Burgers 852 g 6 28896 00112 5
Irresistibles Angus Beef Burgers 1.13 kg 0 59749 89521 7
Irresistibles Beef Burgers Mushroom Swiss 1.13 kg 0 59749 89524
Irresistibles Lean Sirloin Beef Burgers, Roasted Garlic and Onion 1.13 kg 0 59749 89523 1
Irresistibles Sirloin Beef Burgers, Original 1.13 kg 0 59749 89520 0
Irresistibles Sirloin Beef Burgers, Peppercorn 1.13 kg 0 59749 89523 1
Irresistibles Life Smart Lean Sirloin Beef Burgers 687 g 0 59749 91317 1
Keg Prime Rib Beef Burgers Made With 70% Prime Rib 1.02 kg 6 95676 00600 4
Keg Prime Rib Beef Burgers Made with 75% Prime Rib 2.04 kg 6 95676 00602 1
Keg Prime Rib Beef Burgers made with 75% Prime Rib 852 g 6 95676 00601 4
Keg Prime Rib Beef Burgers made with 75% Prime Rib 1.7 kg 6 95676 00603 8
Keg Prime Rib Beef Sliders made with 75% Prime Rib 852 g 6 95676 00610 6
Licks Beef Burger, 153 g 612 g 0 29345 70037 2
Maple Lodge Farms Halal Beef Burgers 4.54 kg 6 20437 05121 7
no name 12 Beef Burgers 1.36 kg 0 60383 37333 7
no name Club Pack Beef Steakettes 2.27 kg 0 60383 01321 9
Our Finest Philly cheese beef burgers, Monterey Jack, green peppers, onions, mushrooms 1.13 kg 6 81131 91306 5
Our Finest Prime Cuts, Sirloin & Prime Rib Beef Burgers made with 60% sirloin and 20% prime rib 1.13 kg 6 81131 91304 1
Our Finest Traditional Recipe Beef Burger 1.13 kg 6 81131 91303 4
Overwaitea Prime Rib Beef Burgers Made With 70% Prime Rib 907 g 0 62639 31131 5
PC Bacon Double Cheese Burger 1.13 kg 0 60383 36886 9
PC Beef Burgers Made With Processed Swiss Cheese Food And Portobello Mushrooms 1.13 kg 0 60383 68626 0
PC Giantico Beef Burger 1.36 kg 0 60383 79418 7
PC Smokin’ Stampede Beef Burger 810 g 0 60383 89377 4
PC Thick & Juicy Beef Burger 1.36 kg 0 60383 08478 3
PC Thick & Juicy Burger 4.54 kg 0 60383 37167 8
PC Thick & Juicy Sirloin Burgers 1.13 kg 0 60383 64238 9
PC Thick & Juicy Beef Burgers Angus 1.13 kg 0 60383 99141 8
PC Thick & Juicy Prime Rib Beef Burgers Made With 75% Prime Rib 1.13 kg 0 60383 71283 9
PC Thick & Juicy Smokin’ Stampede Beef Burgers 1.13 kg 0 60383 85305 1
PC Triple Cheese, Thick & Juicy Beef Burgers 1.13 kg 0 60383 82228 6
PC Blue Menu Angus Sliders, Mini Lean Angus Beef Burgers 810 g 0 60383 89362 0
PC Blue Menu Angus Thick & Juicy Lean Beef Burgers 1.02 kg 0 60383 80120 5
PC Blue Menu Portion-Wise, Extra-Lean Thick and Juicy Beef Burgers 800 g 0 60383 82227 9
PC Blue Menu Thick & Juicy Lean Beef Burgers 1.13 kg 0 60383 75625 3
PC Butchers Choice BC Beef Burger Garlic Peppercorn 1.13 kg 0 60383 89363 7
PC Butchers Choice BC Hickory BBQ Beef Burger 1.13 kg 0 60383 89364 4
Prairie Heritage Producers Range-Fed Lean Angus Beef Burgers 568 g 6 28896 00208 5
Q Burger Beef Burgers 2.27 kg 0 66669 53370 9
Q Burger Beef Burgers Uncooked 2.27 kg 0 66669 53343 3
Simply Food Angus Beef Sliders Mini Beef Burgers 684 g 0 57800 80213 6
Simply Food Lean Beef Burgers 852 g 0 57800 00019 8
Simply Food Prime Rib Beef Burger With 51% Prime Rib 852 g 0 57800 00092 1
Spring Creek Our Gourmet Angus Beef Burgers 907 g 6 88315 00301 7
Sunspun Bearpaw-Shaped Beef Burgers 4.54 kg 0 60383 09052 7
Webers Beef Burgers 612 g 6 27843 06455 8
Webers Beef Burgers “Bucket of Burgers” (12) 1.22 kg 6 27843 06456 5
Western Family “Philly Cheese Steak” Beef Burgers 852 g 0 62639 32141 3
Western Family Angus Beef Sliders, Mini Burgers Made With 51% Angus Beef 684 g 0 62639 32718 7
Western Family Cheddar & Bacon Angus Beef Burgers, With Real Cheddar Cheese and Bacon 852 g 0 62639 32714 9
Western Family Homestyle Recipe Beef Burgers With Onions and Spices Like Mom Used to Make 852 g 0 62639 32712 5
Western Family Serrano and Jalapeno Beef Burgers with Monterey Jack Cheese, Serrano and Jalapeno Peppers 852 g 0 62639 32713 2
Western Family Serrano and Jalapeno Beef Sliders, Mini Beef Burgers With Monterey Jack Cheese, Serrano and Jalapeno Peppers 684 g 0 62639 32715 6
Zabiha Halal Beef Burgers 907 g 0 67714 00672 8