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The recall of raw pork products due to possible E. coli contamination has been expanded to more stores in Calgary and Edmonton. Raw pork products bought at Trimming Fresh Meat (6219 Centre St. N.W.) between July 15 and July 22 and products from Hiep Hoa Asian Food (4710 17 Ave S.E.) between July 15 and July 29 should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. According to… Read More

Scientists have for the first time come closer to understanding how a clone of E. coli, described as the most important of its kind to cause human infections, has spread across the world in a very short time. E. coli clone ST131 is one of the leading causes of urinary tract and blood stream infections and has crossed the globe at a rapid rate. Worryingly, members of this clone are becoming more… Read More

The owner of the Montreal restaurant where several people contracted E. coli from tartare is blaming the supplier for delivering contaminated meat. Jason Masso said he’s been serving tartare — a raw meat dish — at Marché 27 for six years and has never had a problem. But in December, seven people fell ill after eating Masso’s tartare. One of the victims was Val D’Or resident Isabelle St-Jean. She told CBC Daybreak host Mike Finnerty that she had been sick for several days and went for the… Read More