7 sick from E. coli burgers in Ontario; federal public health MIA, no government shutdown

There’s no federal government shutdown in Canada, which is a different country than the U.S., but bureaucratic sleepiness continues.

A week after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced a recall of hamburgers made by Toronto-based Belmont Meats Ltd., the feds in meatwad.raw.hamburgerthe form of Health Canada and/or Public Health Agency of Canada, have provided no information on how many people are sick.

Maybe they’re still at the cottage.

Ontario’s top doctor, Dr. Arlene King, has filled the void, and has stated that seven Ontario residents are sick with an additional suspected case.

The recall has been expanded from Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers sold in packages of six in Sobeys, Sobeys Urban, Foodland, Freshco and Price Chopper stores in Ontario and Atlantic Canada to ow include President’s Choice Beef Burgers in 4.54 kilogram packages sold nationally in Loblaws banner stores and Webers Bucket of Burgers sold in 1.02 kilogram packages, which may have been distributed across Canada.