Meat recalled from more Edmonton suppliers due to possible E. coli contamination

Meat from additional Edmonton distributors has been recalled due to possible E. coli contamination.

Alberta health officials issue warning about pork products following E. coli outbreak

Three more meat suppliers have been added to the list of recalls that originated at The Meat Shop at Pine Haven due to a possible E. coli outbreak. (CFIA)

Meat from additional Edmonton distributors has been recalled due to possible E. coli contamination.

Certain pork products sold or distributed by Acme Meat Market, H&A Food Sales and Services, and Real Deal Meats have been recalled due to possible E. coli contamination.

On April 27, that recall was expanded to include certain pork products sold by Rimbey Foods Ltd. and Fuge Fine Meat.

Health authorities say some products sold or distributed should be thrown out or taken back to the store where they were bought. Click on the links to see specific products and dates:

Pork products supplied by The Meat Shop at Pine Haven were distributed to the three businesses, in addition to Irvings Farm Fresh and K&K Foodliner, for which recalls were announced Thursday.

"The list has evolved throughout the week," Dr. Jasmine Hasselback, medical officer of health for AHS's Edmonton zone, said Friday. She said the list could grow in the coming days.

"I am hesitant to say this is over," she said. "We do expect, based on our investigation, that we do have decent source control."

But Hasselback said they're not sure when the E. coli outbreak will stop. "You should continue to expect [more recalls] until you don't hear anymore," she said.

Alberta Health Services has recalled pork products from three additional meat shops. 0:59

So far, 37 confirmed cases of E. coli have been linked to pork produced by The Meat Shop. According to AHS, one person died "likely due to infection with E. coli," and 11 people needed medical attention.

AHS is again asking Albertans to check if they have meat products from these distributors over the past two months.

E. coli illnesses are often caused when someone eats or drinks something that is contaminated with human or animal feces or through direct contact with someone who is sick.

The food may not look or smell spoiled, but can still make people sick, Hasselback said. This particular strain of E. coli is most dangerous to children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems.

AHS recommends that people wash their hands with hot, soapy water often, thoroughly cook pork and beef, and wash all kitchen tools and surfaces that have touched raw meat.