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Canada’s Parliament Considers Bill Limiting Horse Slaughter


The most recent ban on equine inspections by USDA meat inspectors has moved the horse slaughter debate up to Canada’s House of Commons. A Member of Parliament (MP) from southeastern British Columbia hopes that a final hour of debate next month can persuade the country’s federal lawmakers to pass his bill limiting slaughter only to… Continue Reading

Okanagan’s Choice Cheese Recalled in Canada for Listeria Risk


Castle Cheese Inc. of Lumby, B.C., is recalling Okanagan’s Choice Cheese brand shredded cheese products from the marketplace due to possible contamination with Listeria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to… Continue Reading

Dole Brand Salad Recalled in Canada Due to Potential Listeria Contamination


Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. is recalling Dole brand Italian Blend salad from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination. The following product is known to have been distributed in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick and may have been also been distributed in other provinces: Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product Universal Product Code Dole Italian… Continue Reading

Alfalfa Sprouts Recalled in Quebec Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination


Aquafuchsia Foods Inc. is recalling Aquafuchsia brand alfalfa sprouts sold in Quebec due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product: Salad Plus – Alfalfa with a touch of radish! in 125-gram containers, a 041 code, and UPC code of 0 551176 1. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. CFIA is conducting a food safety… Continue Reading

Salads Recalled From Canadian Stores For Potential Listeria Contamination


Safeway and Buy-Low Foods in Canada are recalling Caesar salad products due to possible Listeria contamination. The following products were sold at Buy-Low Foods and Nesters Market in Alberta and British Columbia, and at Safeway and St. Martin’s Family Foods in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan. This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food… Continue Reading

Bacon Spread Recalled in Canada Over Botulism Concerns


“Bacon by Brad Smoliak” bacon spread sold in Alberta is being recalled due to potentially permitting the growth of clostridium botulinum, the bacterium which casues botulism, according to CBC News. The problem was detected through testing done by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recalled product comes in 125-gram jars with best-before dates of… Continue Reading

Seven Sick With E. Coli From Eating Raw Meat in Montreal Restaurant


Seven people are sick from E. coli after eating a raw meat dish at Marché 27 in Montreal. The owner of the restaurant, Jason Masso, told the CBC that he’s been serving tartare at Marché 27 for six years and has never had a problem until now. He also said that the problem has been addressed and that his restaurant… Continue Reading

Canada’s Food Inspection Agency Given Lowest Passing Grade in U.S. Audit


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) received an “adequate” rating – the lowest passing grade – in the latest audit by the U.S. government to determine its equivalency on food safety standards, according to documents recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. According to the audit, the CFIA needs to improve oversight of practices… Continue Reading

Prosciutto Recalled in Canada for Possible Listeria Contamination


Santa Maria Foods of Brampton, ON, announced Friday that it is recalling approximately 2,600 pounds of whole boneless ham prosciutto product for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the prosciutto was shipped to California and Michigan for further distribution. Canadian establishment number “473A”… Continue Reading

Study: E. Coli Infections Cost Canada $400 Million Annually

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A study funded by a Canadian biopharmaceutical company estimates that the combined health-care and productivity costs to Canada from verotoxigenic E. coli-related (VTEC) infections total about $404 million per year. The peer-reviewed study, to be published in the Journal of Food Protection, indicates that 93 percent of VTEC infections are caused by the E. coli… Continue Reading