OTTAWA (NEWS1130) – A recent federal health warning to avoid certain beef products due to possible E. coli contamination has been expanded to cover 135 products.

The affected brand names include: Best Value, Calgary Stampede, Country Morning Gold, Exclusive Selections, Grillhouse, Irresistibles, Keg, Licks, Maple Lodge Farms and PC.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the beef was produced at Establishment 761 between July 1, 2011 and Feb. 15, 2012.

The CFIA says there has been one reported illness from the beef, which was distributed nationally to retail stores, restaurants and institutions such as hospitals. It adds the affected products are identified by the Establishment number 761 that appears on the packages, cartons or cases.

The affected products involved in this recall may be identified by one of the following codes:

    Bearing a best before date from BB 2012 JA 01 up to and including to BB 2013 FE 15
    Bearing a production code with a format of 11 JL 01 up to and including 12 FE 15
    Bearing a 5 digit lot code where the last four digits are 1831 or greater

The CFIA investigation is ongoing and as new affected products are identified, they will be added to the list on the agency’s website.

The CFIA adds it is working with retailers and distributors to recall all affected products from the marketplace and is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Food contaminated with E. coli may not look or smell spoiled, but eating it may cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses.