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Salads Recalled From Canadian Stores For Potential Listeria Contamination

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Safeway and Buy-Low Foods in Canada are recalling Caesar salad products due to possible Listeria contamination. The following products were sold at Buy-Low Foods and Nesters Market in Alberta and British Columbia, and at Safeway and St. Martin’s Family Foods in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan. This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food… Continue Reading

Salmonella Outbreak in Southwest Alberta “Running Rampant”

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An outbreak of Salmonella is “running rampant” in the province, the Alberta Health Services (AHS) is warning. An area of rural southwestern Alberta has recorded more than 30 Salmonella cases since Dec. 13 in the outbreak health officials say is being spread by household contacts. In addition to AHS, Environmental Public Health, Health Canada First… Continue Reading

Ground Beef Recalled Across Canada for E. coli Risk

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Update: On September 18, after this article was published, Canadian Food Inspection Agency released an expanded list of retailers to which the recalled ground beef from XL Foods was sold. The updated list can be found here, or at the link to CFIA’s website below. Ground beef products sold at major grocery chains across Canada… Continue Reading

Canada Finds BSE in Alberta Dairy Cow

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, commonly known as mad cow disease, was detected  last month in a dairy cow from Alberta, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) acknowledged Friday. The agency said no part of the slaughtered cow was used for human or animal food and the case should not affect exports of Canadian cattle or beef…. Continue Reading

Turmeric Recalled in British Columbia, Alberta

A Vancouver, B.C. importer is recalling turmeric powder and with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume it because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.  Gagan Foods International Ltd. says the affected product, Gagan brand Turmeric (Haldi) Powder, product of India, is sold in 200 g packages bearing UPC 7… Continue Reading

$300 Fine for Abusing Slaughterhouse Animals

Judge E.W. Coward of Canada’s Lethbridge Provincial Court in southern Alberta has given local resident Andrew McMillan until Oct. 14 to pay a $300 fine. McMillan pleaded guilty on July 28 to one count of violating section 62(1) of the Meat Inspection Regulations, meaning he committed an offense under Section 21(3) of Canada’s Meat Inspection… Continue Reading