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Bolthouse Farms also recalls protein drinks in Canada

These three flavors of Bolthouse Farms brand protein drinks are being recalled from retailers across Canada following consumer complaints in the U.S. about spoilage and illnesses.

In addition to recalling 3.8 million bottles of protein drinks in the U.S. because of consumer complaints of spoilage and illnesses, Bolthouse Farms Inc. is recalling an undisclosed number of three flavors of the drinks from retailers across Canada. No illnesses related to the products had been reported in Canada as of the posting of… Continue Reading

Canada investigates outbreak; milk recall expanded

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Canadian officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak that may be connected to Neilson brand partly skimmed chocolate milk distributed by Saputo Inc. Meanwhile, Montreal-based Saputo Inc. has expanded its recall and closed the production line that manufactured the recalled milk, which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. “Although the exact cause of the incident… Continue Reading

FDA’s new food safety partnership with Canada

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Editor’s note: This was originally published on as part of FDA’s Voice Blog series. With a shared border that is more than 5,500 miles long, Canada and the United States have a lot in common — including a shared food supply. So it is no surprise that Canadian food safety agencies and the U.S. Food and… Continue Reading

Recalls expand as SunOpta reopens sunflower seed plant

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More granola and snack products — including Quaker Oats, Planters and Clif Bar brands — are being recalled across the U.S. and Canada because of potential Listeria contamination as production resumes at the SunOpta Inc. plant responsible for the recalls. The Toronto-based, self-described organic/non-GMO company announced its own expanded recall for more products — including… Continue Reading

Health Canada may allow the sale of irradiated raw ground beef

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Health Canada plans to suggest amendments to the country’s Food and Drug Regulations in June which would add ground beef to the list of foods permitted to undergo radiation treatment before being sold in Canada. The rationale behind changing the regulations is that irradiation of raw ground beef will prevent the spread of E. coli and other… Continue Reading

Product that made people sick in U.S. recalled in Canada by Costco

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Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is recalling Ajinomoto brand Yakitori Chicken with Japanese-Style Fried Rice from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says consumers should not consume the recalled product. In addition, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. has indicated that some Costco warehouse locations did provide free food samples of… Continue Reading

Costco, Diamond Pet Food pay dog owners for poison pet food

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The Ottawa-based Consumer Law Group says Diamond Pet Food and Costco are now paying out varying amounts to settle damage claims from Canadians whose pets required screening and/or treatment when some were exposed to Salmonella in 2011 and 2012. A class action law firm first announced the settlement in March. Consumer Law Group led the class action… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Frozen veggies recalled in U.S., Canada for listeria

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Fifteen frozen organic vegetable products distributed to retailers in at least 35 states and four Canadian provinces are under voluntary recall because of potential contamination with listeria monocytogenes. CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, WA, posted the recall Friday because random samples of frozen organic peas and corn tested by Ohio health officials returned positive results… Continue Reading

Murcia al Vino cheese recalled in Canada after Listeria test

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Vegajardin brand Murcia al Vino cheese is being recalled after Canadian officials detected Listeria monocytogenes in the product during routine testing. Retailers in British Columbia received the cheese from A. Bosa & Co. Ltd., according to the recall notice on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s website. The recalled cheese has a very long shelf life… Continue Reading

CDC says deadly outbreak over; Dole, FDA silent on salad plant

The salad production facility in Springfield, OH, was highlighted in Dole’s 2010 corporate report.

Dole Food Co. and the FDA remain mum on the status of a salad processing facility linked to a deadly international Listeria outbreak, which began in May 2015 and wasn’t declared over until this week. Dole officials did not provide any additional comments when asked about the final outbreak update, posted yesterday by the federal… Continue Reading