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Ground bison meat recalled because it may contain E. Coli bacteria

Products have been sold in the United States and Canada. Illnesses have been reported in the United States
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GroundBisonRecall
One of the ground bison products recalled from the market by Northfolk Bison Distributions Inc.
PRODUCT RECALL
CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY
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Food Recall Warning - Ground bison products recalled due to E. coli O121 and O103

Recall date: July 16, 2019

Reason for recall: Microbiological - E. coli O103, Microbiological - E. coli O121
Hazard classification: Class 1
Company / Firm: Northfork Bison Distributions Inc.
Distribution: National
Extent of the distribution: Consumer

Recall details

Ottawa, July 16, 2019 - Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. is voluntarily recalling ground bison products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O121 and O103 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Code(s) on Product

Natural Frontier

Foods

Bison – ground meat 280 g 6 76842 00147 7 EXP 190311
EXP 190314
EXP 190315
EXP 190316
EXP 190317
EXP 190318
Sensations Extra Lean Ground Bison 280 g 6 23682 11159 0 EXP 190311
EXP 190314
EXP 190315
EXP 190316
EXP 190317
EXP 190318

La Terre

des Bisons

Bison ground (lean) 1.5 lb 96768420002598 Packed 19-02-22
Packed 19-02-25
Packed 19-02-26
Packed 19-02-27
Packed 19-02-28
Packed 19-03-01

Northfork Canadian

Bison Ranch

Bison ground regular 1.25 kg 86768420002577 Packed 19-02-22
Packed 19-02-25
Packed 19-02-26
Packed 19-02-27
Packed 19-02-28
Packed 19-03-01

Northfork Canadian

Bison Ranch

Bison ground regular

4.54 kg

/10 lb

86768420002263 Packed 19-02-22
Packed 19-02-25
Packed 19-02-26
Packed 19-02-27
Packed 19-02-28
Packed 19-03-01

Northfork Canadian

Bison Ranch

Bison ground 10 lbs regular 4.54 kg 96768420111061 Packed 19-02-22
Packed 19-02-25
Packed 19-02-26
Packed 19-02-27
Packed 19-02-28
Packed 19-03-01

Northfork Canadian

Bison Ranch

Bison Ground 1 l b regular

0.45 kg

/ 1 lb

96768420111054 Packed 19-02-22
Packed 19-02-25
Packed 19-02-26
Packed 19-02-27
Packed 19-02-28
Packed 19-03-01

Northfork Canadian

Bison Ranch

Bison Burger 20 x 8oz 2 lb 96768420111092 Packed 19-02-22
Packed 19-02-25
Packed 19-02-26
Packed 19-02-27
Packed 19-02-28
Packed 19-03-01

Northfork Canadian

Bison Ranch

Bison Burger 4oz x 4 1 lb 96768420111184 Packed 19-02-22
Packed 19-02-25
Packed 19-02-26
Packed 19-02-27
Packed 19-02-28
Packed 19-03-01

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with E. coli O121 and O103 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by the company and a recall in another country. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products in Canada. However, there have been reported illnesses in the United States linked to these products.

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