February 6, 2016 1:44 am

Calgary sausage manufacturer recalls multiple meat products

A file photo depicting the logo of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.


Concerns over possible E. Coli contamination has prompted Calgary-based Paolini’s Sausage and Meats to recall

several sausage products from the marketplace.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says findings from its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak in Alberta prompted the recall.

The affected products were sold and distributed by the company and may have also been sold by other retailers in Alberta.

The recall covers products sold up to and including Feb. 5, 2016.

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Here is a list of the products being recalled:
-Hungarian Farmer Sausage
-Hot Hungarian Farmer Sausage
-Mexican Twist Sausage
-Buffalo Hungarian Sausage
-Wesfalian Smokies
-Onion Mettwurst / Frishe Zwiebel Mettwurst
-Fine Mettwurst
-Course Mettwurst
-Ritterwurst / Pfeffer-sackchen

The meat products may have been sold pre-packaged or clerk-served and may or may not have a label.

READ MORE: 2 of 14 E. coli cases linked to Calgary sausages

People who aren’t sure whether they have purchased one of the recalled products are being advised to check with the store they bought it from.

Both retailers and restaurants are being told not to sell or use the recalled meat while consumers should not eat it.

Consumers who are unsure if they have the affected
products are advised to check with their retailer.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a release regarding the recall Friday night and says the particular strand of E. coli the meat may have been contaminated with is E. Coli 0157:H7.

The agency says while contaminated food may not look or smell bad, it can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody
diarrhea. In severe cases, people may have seizures or strokes, require blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In some cases, the results could be fatal.

The CFIA says its investigation is ongoing and that more products could be recalled.

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