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Cargill Recalls Ground Beef From Canadian Walmarts for Possible E. Coli Contamination

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Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling Your Fresh Market brand ground beef products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157 contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced Monday. The public is being advised not to consume the recalled products described below, which have been sold at Walmart stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Brand Name Common… Continue Reading

WTO Announces U.S. Appeal of COOL Decision, But No Details Yet

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Not much is really known about the appeal that went public the Friday after Thanksgiving over the controversial U.S. country-of-origin meat labeling scheme — often called COOL — which has repeatedly been found in violation of free trade agreements by the World Trade Organization (WTO). News that the U.S. was appealing the ruling within the… Continue Reading

Canada, Ireland Top Food Safety World Ranking

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A new, comprehensive report ranks Canada and Ireland as the top countries in food safety performance. The document, produced by The Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Food in Canada in collaboration with the University of Guelph’s Food Institute, ranked 17 countries based on 10 food safety performance indicators across risk assessment, management and communication. France,… Continue Reading

Unpasteurized Apple Cider Linked to E. Coli Illnesses Recalled in Canada

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Unpasteurized apple ciders are being recalled in Canada due to possible to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of products sold by Rolling Acres Cider Mill at the St. Jacobs Farmers Market in Waterloo on Oct. 11, 2014 and from the company’s own location in Waterloo between Oct. 10 and 11, 2014…. Continue Reading

WTO Rules Against Country-of-Origin Labeling on Meat in U.S.

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico in an ongoing dispute with the United States over country-of-origin labeling (COOL) on meat. The latest U.S. labeling rules, put into effect in 2013, require meat sold in grocery stores to indicate the country, or countries, where the animal was born, raised and… Continue Reading

Tomalley Spread Recalled in Canada for Clostridium Botulinum Risk

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Fruits de Mer Madeleine Inc. is recalling Madeleine brand Tomalley Spread from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled product which was sold in 80-g containers with a UPC of 6 87090 30020 5. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store… Continue Reading

Hummus Recalled in Canada for Possible Listeria Contamination

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use Peppo’s Foods brand Hommous due to Listeria monocytogenes. The product comes in 1-kg containers and includes the following codes: JL201404-8, JL201404-9, AU201412-13, AU201422-11, AU201422-12, AU201422-13,AU201422-14, AU201422-15, AU201420-13, AU201425-1, SE201404-5, SE201404-6,JL201418-8, JL201418-11, SE201408-7, SE201413-6, SE201413-7 Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased…. Continue Reading

Sausages Recalled in Canada for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Marini Foods Limited is voluntarily recalling REA brand Sweet Cacciatore Sausages and Bona brand Sweet Cacciatore Sausages – Lot 4237.233 from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should throw out the recalled products and return them to the store where they were purchased. Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC REA Sweet Cacciatore Sausage… Continue Reading

Oregano Recalled in Canada Due to Possible Salmonella

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Conan Foods is recalling Ellada brand Greek Oregano Leaves from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers have been advised not to consume the recalled product. The recalled product was sold in 2.27-kg bags between Nov. 13, 2013, and Sept. 20, 2014. All recalled products bear the UPC code 8 90370 00046 1. This recall… Continue Reading

Canada Now Requiring Labels for Mechanically Tenderized Beef

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Canada’s requirement that all mechanically tenderized beef (MTB) be labeled as such and include instructions for safe cooking came into effect on Aug. 21. The goal of identifying MTB and including safe cooking instructions on the label is to provide Canadians with the knowledge of what they are buying and how to cook it properly… Continue Reading