17 sick (maybe) E. coli O157 scare triggers pork product recall from Calgary stores

They’re not scares.

Foodborne illnesses make people sick, not scare them.

Several pork and pork organ products sold in Calgary are being recalled because of possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7.

Hillview Meat ProcessorThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says the meat products were supplied by Hillview Meat Processor.

The pork products, which were only distributed in Alberta, may have been turned into ground pork, sausages or ready-to-eat products, CFIA said in a release.

The recall was triggered by an ongoing investigation into a foodborne food illness outbreak in Alberta which has sickened at least 17, up from 14.

CFIA says these products haven’t caused any illnesses, but what means is CFIA is being double secret probation – and careful – about making a link.

The investigation is continuing and could lead to other products being recalled, the agency says (which has happened).

The products were distributed to the following Calgary companies:

Paolini’s Sausage and Meat Ltd — 5735 Third St. S.E.

Trimming Fresh Meats — 3, 6219 Centre St. N.W.

V&T Meats — 3111 17th Ave. S.E.

Leung Ky Meat and Seafood Ltd — 1919 31st St. S.E.

Community Foods —119, 3208 Eighth Ave. N.E.

Hungarian Deli — 4020 26th St. S.E.

Rocky’s Sausage Haus — 37 Fourth St. N.E.

Food contaminated with E. coli might not appear or smell spoiled but can still make people sick. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and diarrhea.