Ground Bison from Northfork Bison Distributions is being investigated due to E. coli.
The FDA, the CDC, state and local partners in the U.S., and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O121 and E. coli O103 illnesses likely linked to ground bison supplied by Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. of Saint-Leonard, Québec, Canada. Traceback analysis and epidemiological information were used by the FDA and CDC to determine that ground bison supplied by Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. was the likely cause of the illnesses. As of July 16, 2019, Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. recalled its ground bison, referred to as Bison Ground and its ground bison patties, referred to as Bison Burgers and/or Buffalo Burgers, produced between February 22, 2019, and April 30, 2019. The bison patties were sold to retailers in 4 x 4-ounce blue boxes under the Northfork Bison label with expiration dates up to October 8, 2020. FDA regulates bison meat because the authority is not assigned specifically to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA). @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-e-coli-linked-ground-bison-northfork-bison-distributions-july-2019?utm_campaign=E.%20coli%20Linked%20to%20Ground%20Bison%207_16_19%20Email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
Ground Bison Imported from Canada, July 2019
Consumers should avoid recalled Northfork Bison Distributions, Inc. ground bison and bison patties/burgers imported from Canada