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Recall: Northfork Bison Distributions Inc Bison Burgers & Bison Ground


On 2019-07-17, the FDA announced that Northfork Bison Distributions is conducting a recall on Bison Burgers & Bison Ground due to possible contamination with . The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) Northfork Bison Distributions Inc during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.

In recent months, there have been 28 food recalls due to potential contamination, including hummus products, fresh vegetable products and more. Additionally, there have been 21 food recalls due to other health hazards as well as 31 drug and medical device recalls.

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Name: Northfork Bison Distributions

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Regions Where Sold: Because the region was not specified, it is assumed that this product was available nationwide.

Product Description: Bison Burgers & Bison Ground

Brand Name(s): Northfork Bison Distributions Inc

Reason for Recall: E. coli Contamination

Official Recall Date: 2019-07-17

Note: Although this recall announcement is dated 07/17/2019, it was not published by the FDA until 07/22/2019.


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  • Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. is Voluntarily Recalling Bison Burgers & Bison Ground Because of Possible Health Risk Summary Company Announcement Date: July 16, 2019 FDA Publish Date: July 17, 2019 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Recall Reason Description Has the potential to be contaminated with E. coli: O121 and O103 Company Name: Northfork Bison Distributions Inc Brand Name: Brand Name(s) Northfork Bison Distributions Inc Product Description: Product Description Bison Burgers & Bison Ground Company Announcement

    Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. of St. Leonard, Quebec is recalling its Bison Burgers & Bison Ground because they have the potential to be contaminated with E. coli: O121 and O103. This form of E. coli may cause diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious damage and even death.

    The recalled Bison Burgers & Bison Ground were distributed across Eastern & Central U. S., to institutions and retail outlets.

    The institutions that have Bison Burgers and Bison Ground in their inventory with the production date: February 22, 2019 - April 30, 2019, are urged to contact their distributor for a full refund. For the retail outlets, the Bison Burgers (4 x 4 oz) in question, with the expiration date up to October 8th, 2020, can be clearly identified by their blue boxes with the Northfork Bison logo prominently displayed. Consumers who have purchased these Bison Burgers are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Illnesses have been reported; the number and extent of which are currently under investigation.

    Consumers with questions may contact the Company at 1-888-422-0623.

    Link to Outbreak Investigation of E. coli Linked to Ground Bison from Northfork Bison Distributions, July 2019

    Company Contact Information Consumers: Rocco Verelli 1-888-422-0623 Product Photos

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