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Health Canada Reminds Canadians Of Hamburger Food Safety Tips

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Barbeque season has begun and Health Canada would like to remind Canadians of steps they can take to avoid food borne illness from E. coli bacteria from ground beef.

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Eating undercooked ground beef can result in a type of food borne illness commonly called hamburger disease, caused by E. coli bacteria. Symptoms can include severe stomach cramps, vomiting, fever and diarrhea. Hamburger disease can be avoided by handling and cooking raw ground beef carefully.

Before you grill: