TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada Beef Inc. wants to remind
Canadians of some helpful tips to enjoy Canadian beef. There are
important ways consumers can safeguard their health through proper
hygiene, effective food preparation, and thorough cooking of ground
"As the organization proudly representing Canada's 83,000 beef farming
families, we wanted to share this information to ensure all Canadian families, can continue to enjoy Canadian beef and all food
products safely," says Rob Meijer, President, Canada Beef Inc. "The
industry is committed to food safety and we continue to look at new and
better ways to educate our partners in retail and the foodservice
sectors, as well as consumers, about how they can better protect
themselves through safe food handling."
Canada has an excellent track record in food safety. Canadian meat
processors have developed internationally recognized systems known as
HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) plans to control
E.coli O157:H7 and other foodborne bacteria. These plans identify
potential food safety hazards and monitor the most important production
steps (critical points) to ensure these hazards are controlled before
the product is sent to market. This recall is showing the system
It is important to remember E.coli 0157:H7 can be present in raw meat,
poultry, unpasteurized milk and fruit juices, raw greens and
Here are some helpful tips for consumers:
Canada Beef Inc. is a proud partner with the Canadian Partnership for
Consumer Food Safety Education in communicating safe food handling
practices for Canadians and their families. Consumers can visit the
Partnership's Be Food Safe website for detailed Cook, Clean, Separate and Chill lessons.
For more information on Canada Beef Inc. visit www.canadabeef.ca
Video with caption: "Food TLC Video: Clever Cooking". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LwVUBfyUrA
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SOURCE: Canada Beef Inc.
For further information:
Director, Public Relations
Canada Beef Inc.
905-821-4900 ext 215