Header graphic for print

Food Safety News

Breaking news for everyone's consumption

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Deadly E. coli outbreak traced to meat shop; pork recalled

Alberta Health Services says an E. coli outbreak has been traced to a meat shop south of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. One person has died and 11 others were sent to hospital in the outbreak that so far has sickened 36 people. The Canadian Food Inspection agency issued a Class I recall Tuesday for certain pork… Continue Reading

Case count in Canadian oyster norovirus outbreak doubles

The case count in a norovirus outbreak traced to oyster farms in British Columbia, Canada, has more than doubled in a week. Public health officials initially reported the outbreak April 9 when there were about 40 known cases. This week the Public Health Agency of Canada reported the case count at 126. The cases of… Continue Reading

Metro recalls roast beef paninis after positive test for Listeria

Metro Ontario Inc. of Ontario, Canada, is recalling Fresh 2 Go brand roast beef paninis from the marketplace because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recall covers 2- and 4-packs of the roast beef paninis, marked with the UPC numbers and production codes listed below. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below, which were sold from Metro locations in… Continue Reading

CFIA expands roast beef recalls for Listeria infection risks

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) has recently updated several recalls regarding roast beef, or roast beef containing products. There is not information to indicate if the beef is from a common supplier or production facility. The following details on firms and brands are the most recent product information posted. Erie Meat Products Ltd. The Ontario, Canada,… Continue Reading

Stella Artois brand beer recalled for possible glass particles

Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. of Ontario, Canada, is recalling Stella Artois brand beer from the marketplace because it may contain small particles of glass, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recall covers “330 ml” clear, green bottles marked with various UPC numbers and the production codes listed below. This recall was triggered by the company. To date, the company has… Continue Reading

E. coli O157:H7 findings trigger multiple beef recalls in Canada

Two more ground beef recalls are in effect in Canada because of positive test results showing contamination with E. coli O157:H7. Multiple brands distributed by three companies are now implicated. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted the first notice on March 18. It was for ground beef from Good Butcher and packaged for for meal-kit provider… Continue Reading

Ikea manufacturer recalls candy because of mice infestation

Ikea Canada is recalling Ikea brand Marshmallow candy “GODIS PÅSKKYCKLING” because of possible contamination from a mice infestation at the manufacturing plant. “These products may contain harmful bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below,” according to a notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The recalled marshmallow candies were sold in 100-gram bags at Ikea stores in Nova… Continue Reading

Canadian food agency adds to turnip stick recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Food recall of turnip sticks has been expanded to include Compliments brand Baby Cut Turnip Strips to Sawler brand Turnip Sticks. The initial recall that was posted Feb. 1 reported the Canadian agency had found Listeria monocytogenes in freshcut turnip products from Sawler Gardens Ltd. Complete distribution details are not available, but it… Continue Reading