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Whole Foods recalls raw milk cheese in Canada for E. coli risk

Whole Foods Market is recalling cheese sold at its stores in Ontario, Canada, because French public health officials have traced an E. coli O26 outbreak to it. Monday the Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted a recall by Les Dépendances involving Haute Montagne brand raw milk cheese “Reblochon de Savoie au lait cru.” The Tuesday recall… Continue Reading

Gaspésien brand ham, pork recalled after Listeria testing

Les Cuisines Gaspésiennes de Matane Ltée of Ottawa, Canada, is recalling Gaspésien brand pork products from the marketplace because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recall covers clear packages of various cuts of smoked pork, marked with various UPC numbers and production codes listed below. This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. To date, the company has received no reports of illness associated with… Continue Reading

Slow-burning Salmonella outbreak over chicken troubles Canada

A total of thirty cases of Salmonella illness linked to poultry, including frozen raw breaded chicken products, are being reported in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick  Yet no recall warnings are yet associated with this outbreak. The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial public health agencies, the Canadian… Continue Reading

Salami, pepperoni recalled in U.S., Canada for Listeria risk

A California company is recalling two tons of meat products including salami and pepperoni from U.S. retailers and businesses in Canada because of Listeria contamination discovered during routine testing. Olli Salumeria Americana of Oceanside, CA, reported the ready-to-eat meat products were packaged on Jan. 19, according to the recall notice posted on the website of… Continue Reading

Canada earns ‘Bovine TB Free’ status again through diligence

For the first time since a single animal was found infected in 2016 on a ranch in south Alberta with bovine TB, Canada’s “TB Free” country status is no longer in doubt or at risk. Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic animal disease. The World Organization for Animal Health requires reporting of bovine TB under the… Continue Reading

Costco stores in Canada recall croissants for plastic

Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is recalling its Kirkland Signature brand all butter croissants from certain Costco stores because they may contain plastic. The company did not provide any details on how the possible contamination was discovered. Consumers should not consume the Kirkland Signature brand “All Butter Croissants,” according to a notice posted Jan. 6 by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Some of the… Continue Reading

Sausage products recalled for misbranding, undeclared allergen

The New York offices of the RI Wang Food Group Co. Ltd. has added pork and beef products to a recall initiated Sept. 15. The products are misbranded and include an undeclared allergen. According to the recent recall notice, 63,823 pounds of “Heat Treated but Not Fully Cooked-Not Shelf Stable” pork sausage and beef products are being recalled because they contain milk, which is not declared… Continue Reading

Canada-U.S. in talks about inspection system equivalencies

Audits of Canada’s meat, poultry, and egg inspections conducted in September 2016 and written up in a report in April this year are now getting attention. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service sent a copy of the final audit report to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), raising significant questions that require attention. Canada and the United States periodically… Continue Reading