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Food safety universe dimmer with the loss of two bright stars

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Editor’s note: This column by Ben Chapman was originally posted on BarfBlog.com and is reposted here with permission. I never met Dave Theno. I saw him speak a few times at IAFP (International Association for Food Protection), and other places; he had a fantastic story to tell. He had the experience of cleaning up after… Continue Reading

Nature Path granola recalled from Costco because of Listeria

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Another granola recall is underway because of possible Listeria contamination, this one from Nature’s Path Foods Inc. for their brand of Coconut & Cashew Butter Crunchy Granola, which was sold at Costco stores in Canada. Nature’s Path notified Costco warehouses in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan of the issue, according to a  recall notice posted… Continue Reading

Ontario court could permanently shut down raw milk sales

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Raw milk advocates on both sides of the 48th parallel are worried about the outcome of a trial in Ontario because they fear it could provide the template for ending sales of milk without pasteurization throughout Canada. The trial almost seems like a re-run because it involves the Crown versus Ontario’s best known raw milk… Continue Reading

Rogers flour sold by Costco in Canada linked to new outbreak

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Another E. coli O121 outbreak traced to flour, this time Rogers brand, has sickened at least six people in British Columbia where public health officials are urging consumers to check their homes for the implicated flour. As of Friday evening neither the company, Rogers Foods Ltd. of Armstrong, British Columbia, nor the Canadian Food Inspection… Continue Reading

Maple Leaf Foods recalls chicken products because of staph

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Maple Leaf Foods is recalling an undisclosed amount of chicken strip and sandwich products under three brands because they maybe contaminated with toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Retailers in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec received the products, which are now under recall, according to a notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. “Consumers… Continue Reading

Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast recall expands to Canada

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An international recall of Aunt Jemima brand frozen breakfast products spurred by the discovery of Listeria monocytogenes in a production plant has been expanded to include waffles and french toast sold nationwide in Canada. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted a recall for Pinnacle Foods Canada Corp. on Saturday, following similar action of Friday by… Continue Reading

Pezzetta brand cheese recalled in Canada for Listeria risk

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Canadian officials have found Listeria monocytogenes in a test sample of Pezzetta brand Montasio DOP cheese and are warning people to not eat the product, which is being recalled. Complicating the situation is the fact that the labeling on the recalled cheese is inconsistent, according to the recall notice on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s… Continue Reading

Great Value, other pie and tart shells recalled for tainted flour

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Another food recall in Canada is underway in the midst of an E. coli outbreak as several brands of pie and tart shells made with flour linked to 28 illnesses are being pulled from retailers across the country. Harlan Bakeries of Edmonton and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are warning consumers to check their homes… Continue Reading

E. coli outbreak strain in several flour brands from Ardent Mills

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The Public Health Agency of Canada has confirmed 27 cases of E. coli O121 infections across five Canadian provinces since November 2016 that have been linked to flour produced by Ardent Mills Canada. A 28th victim was a visitor to the country. Seven of the outbreak victims were hospitalized, but are recovering. No deaths have… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Lay’s, Miss Vickies chips recalled for Salmonella risk

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UPDATED CONTENT 9:15 p.m. — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency also posted a recall for three sizes of packages of one flavor of the Frito-Lay chips. Details and photos below. Frito-Lay is recalling several varieties of Lay’s and Miss Vickie’s chips nationwide because the seasoning on them has been recalled because of Salmonella. “This action is the direct… Continue Reading