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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

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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

Canada disbands its Dole salad outbreak investigation team

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Health officials in Canada and the U.S. have thus far reported a total of 32 confirmed victims — four of whom died — with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes found in bagged salads produced by Dole Food Co. Canada’s Public Health Agency is wrapping up its outbreak investigation. “Given that the source of the… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Nestlé Canada issues nationwide recall of Good Start 2 formula

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UPDATED CONTENT: Comment from Nestlé Canada Infants consuming recalled Good Start 2 concentrated liquid formula from Nestlé Canada Inc. are at risk of missing key nutrients because of a problem with the minerals in the product. Some illnesses have been reported in infants who consumed products from the four recalled batches of formula, but those illnesses… Continue Reading

Lack of inspection of meatball soup at border prompts recall

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Canyon Creek Soup Co., of Edmonton, Alberta, is recalling 7,275 pounds of meatball soup products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists. The soup… Continue Reading

Organic chia, flax powders on recall for Salmonella risk

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Advantage Health Matters is recalling Organic Traditions branded sprouted flax seed powder and sprouted chia powder products because of possible Salmonella contamination. Similar products under the Organic Traditions brand were linked to a Salmonella outbreak in 2014 that sickened more than 80 people in the U.S. and Canada. As of 4:30 EST today the U.S…. Continue Reading

Marinated salmon recalled after testing positive for Listeria

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A positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes spurred A & E Distribution Inc. to recall an unspecified amount of marinated salmon packaged as Fjord Laks brand Gravlax. The Jan. 30 recall notice indicated the salmon had only been distributed to retailers in the province of Quebec. No illnesses had been reported in connection to the salmon… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Canada investigating Listeria outbreak; possible link to Dole salads

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UPDATE: Canadian officials believe there is a link with a U.S. outbreak that has been traced to Dole Food Co. bagged salads and leafy greens, but they are waiting for final lab results, according to media reports. The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak… Continue Reading