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Teens can learn food safety habits, but reinforcement needed

Each year, the Government of Canada estimates that one in eight Canadians get sick from a foodborne illness, for a total of 4 million Canadians. Anyone who has ever been through a bout of food poisoning will most likely never forget how terrible and traumatic it was. Public health officials from local to federal levels often warn about how young children, the elderly, pregnant women,… Continue Reading

Goodleaf recalls microgreens because of Listeria risk

Goodleaf Community Farms Ltd. of Nova Scotia, Canada, is recalling their Daikon Radish microgreens because of the risk of Listeria contamination, according to a recall notice posted on The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website. The recalled microgreens are labeled with an expiration date of June 30, so there is concern retailers and consumers may still have them on hand. “The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing… Continue Reading

Canada declares E. coli outbreak over; no new details from U.S.

Canadian officials say an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from Arizona has ended with only eight confirmed cases in their country. In the United States, where at least five people have died in the outbreak, officials have not updated the public for weeks.  The U.S. outbreak investigators are apparently continuing their efforts, but… Continue Reading

U.S. follows Canada with recall of Now Real Food seed snacks

A snack mix sold under the Now Real Food brand that was recalled in Canada a few days ago is now being recalled in the United States because clover seeds in the product are implicated in Salmonella outbreak investigations. In a recall notice for Now Real Food brand Zesty Sprouting Mix that was posted Thursday… Continue Reading

Canada reports more ill in outbreak traced to frozen chicken

An outbreak in Canada that has been traced to raw, frozen chicken patties is continuing to make people sick, with nine new cases confirmed by federal officials. The new cases brings the number of ill people to 68. At least 15 people have been so sick they were admitted to hospitals, according to an update… Continue Reading

Recall in another country triggers seed mix recall in Canada

Canadian officials report that Puresource Inc. is recalling a three-seed sprouting mix, packaged under the Now Real Food brand, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been confirmed in Canada in relation to the “Zesty Sprouting Mix,” according to the recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).  “This recall… Continue Reading

Salmonella outbreaks from raw frozen chicken not related

CDC reports the outbreaks in Canada and the U.S. involve different strains of bacteria

Salmonella Enteritidis outbreaks in Canada and the United States that have been traced to raw frozen chicken patties are likely not related, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The strain in Canada is not related genetically to the strain in the U.S., so the outbreaks do not appear to be related,”… Continue Reading

One child dead, 13 others sick in raw cheese E. coli outbreak

A French company this weekend expanded its recall of cheese made with unpasteurized milk after health officials reported a seventh child has developed kidney failure because of an E. coli infection linked to the cheese. At least 14 children age 5 and younger from various regions of France are confirmed with E. coli 026 infections,… Continue Reading