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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

Canadian Cole Slaw Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced that Roy Pope and Sons of Belleisle Creek, New Brunswick, is recalling Belleisle Farms brand cole slaw. The product comes in 227-gram packages (about 8 ounces), with a best-before date of Aug. 19 and UPC 0 33383 65260 3, and was distributed in the Maritime Provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador,… Continue Reading

Peanut, Almond Butters Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination After Four Sickened

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Six brands of peanut butter and almond butter have been recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. The recall, announced Tuesday, includes peanut and almond butter products sold by Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and… Continue Reading

Salami, Mushrooms Recalled in Canada for Listeria Contamination

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Avina Fresh Mushrooms brand sliced crimini mushrooms and Marc Angelo brand Genoa Salami are being recalled from the marketplace in Canada due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The affected products include: Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Marc Angelo Genoa Salami 100 g Best Before: 14 DE 01 6 27907 05735 9 Avina Fresh Mushrooms Sliced Crimini… Continue Reading

24 E. Coli Illnesses in Canada Associated With Bean Sprouts

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Following a recent cluster of E. coli O157:H7 cases in the Edmonton area, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is advising people to take precautions to prevent the spread of the illness. There have been a reported 24 cases of E. coli in the Edmonton area in recent weeks, and AHS officials believe bean sprouts to be the… Continue Reading