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Canada Compliments brand burgers recalled; may be contaminated with E.coli

Burgers made from fresh ground beef brisket and chuck, photographed in Toronto in May 2012.

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers to avoid certain Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The burgers were distributed in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador in Sobeys banner stores.

The burgers, made by made by Belmont Meats of Toronto, might also be in Foodland, FreshCo and Price Chopper stories.

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The eight-ounce burgers are sold frozen in packages of six (with a UPC code of 0 55742 37055 3).

The CFIA says there have been no reported illnesses and adds there may be recalls of additional products as a food safety investigation continues.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but may cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses.

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