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CFIA updates best-by on recalled microgreens

Consumers are still at risk from recalled Greenbelt microgreens after Canadian officials updated the best-by date on the products, which could be contaminated with Listeria. Instead of the previously reported best-by date, some of the recalled microgreens are stamped with an April 30 date, making it likely that consumers still have the potentially life-threatening fresh… Continue Reading

Greenbelt Greenhouse recalls microgreens Listeria risk

Greenbelt Greenhouse Ltd. of Ottawa, Canada, is recalling certain Greenbelt brand microgreens because of the risk of Listeria contamination, according to an April 24 recall notice posted on The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website. The recalled microgreens are labeled with various expiration dates ranging from April through May of 2018, so there is concern retailers… Continue Reading

Edmonton eatery linked to E. coli illnesses; food source unclear

Alberta Health Services (AHS) Environmental Public Health in Edmonton, Canada, is investigating to determine the source of five confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 and  Mama Nita’s Filipino Cuisine restaurant is the suspected source of the outbreak. While the investigation into the exact cause is ongoing, AHS during the past week has determined that food from Mama… Continue Reading

Canada earns ‘Bovine TB Free’ status again through diligence

For the first time since a single animal was found infected in 2016 on a ranch in south Alberta with bovine TB, Canada’s “TB Free” country status is no longer in doubt or at risk. Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic animal disease. The World Organization for Animal Health requires reporting of bovine TB under the… Continue Reading

Court OKs $4 million class action settlement with XL Foods

A $4 million class action settlement is available for anyone in Canada or the United States who suffered an economic loss or or physical illness or injury from beef recalled in 2012 by XL Foods in Brooks, Alberta. Lawyers who filed the class action in 2013 said an Alberta court has approved the settlement amount… Continue Reading

Alberta outbreak prompts raw pork and pork organ recall

Hillview Meat Processor in Ottawa has recalled raw pork and pork organ products from the marketplace for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reports. The recall was triggered by findings of the CFIA, Alberta Health Services, and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry  investigation into an Alberta  outbreak involving at least 14… Continue Reading

Canada Blames Old Feed for Alberta’s Most Recent ‘Mad Cow’ Discovery

The report is not exactly comforting on that Black Angus beef cow discovered with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) north of Edmonton, Alberta, last February. BSE is a progressive and fatal neurological disease in cattle. The first BSE, or “mad cow,” to turn up in Canada since 2011 was blamed Monday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency… Continue Reading

Hepatitis A Warning for Customers of Original Joe’s in Strathmore, Alberta

Diners who recently ate at Original Joe’s in Strathmore, Alberta, are being warned by Alberta Health Services that a kitchen worker tested positive for Hepatitis A, a contagious virus that can be transmitted via food, according to Canada’s CBC News. Patrons who ate at the restaurant and bar between June 9 and 19, 2015, may… Continue Reading