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APH : About the Recent Beef Recall
LOCAL2 Staff for local2 sault ste. marie
October 12th, 2012 at 1:27pm
In recent weeks numerous raw beef and ready-to-eat products have been recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency associated with the XL Foods (Establishment 38) manufacturing facility. These products have been recalled due to contamination of the product with E.coli 0157:H7. This type of E.coli is a harmful bacteria that has the potential to make people very ill if consumed.
Algoma Public Health wants to remind the public of how important it is to cook foods to proper internal cooking temperatures. The only way to measure this temperature properly is using a probe thermometer. Bacteria that cause food poisoning such as, E.coli 0157:H7 are killed when they are cooked to an internal temperature of 74 C/ 165 F.
When handling any raw meat products keep a separate work space for these products to prevent cross contamination of other foods and surfaces. Washing your hands before and after handling raw meat products using soap and water and drying them with a disposable paper towel is one of the number one defenses in protecting yourself and your family from food borne illnesses.
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