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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

Updated Food Recall Warning – Wholesome Farms brand Sundae Cup products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

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The food recall warning issued on April 11, 2017 by Canada has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.There is no identifying code on the individual unit; it appears only on the shipping boxes (case of 48). If you have… Continue Reading

Ardent Mills recalls flour and flour products identified in CFIA investigation

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The food recall warning issued on April 4, 2017 was updated on April 12, 2017 to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Ardent Mills recalled  various brands of flour and flour products due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not… Continue Reading

Robin Hood flour recall expands amid E. coli outbreak

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Additional lots of Robin Hood brand flour are under nationwide recall in Canada by Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. Samples of the flour have tested positive for E. coli contamination and victims of a nationwide outbreak have reported having contact with the implicated flour. In the expanded recall notice, posted Tuesday by the Canadian Food… Continue Reading

Recall of ice cream cups expands; Listeria found by CFIA

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A recall of Wholesome Farms brand ice cream cups made for multi-national foodservice supplier Sysco Corp. is being expanded to include a second flavor because government tests showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Central Smith Creamery of Selwyn, Ontario, recalled Wholesome Farms brand “Vanilla Sundae Cup” products Friday, and expanded it Tuesday to include strawberry sundae cups…. Continue Reading

Positive Listeria test results spur ice cream recall in Canada

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Foodservice operations in Canada are being warned not to serve Wholesome Farms brand ice cream cups made for multi-national supplier Sysco Corp. because federal tests showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Central Smith Creamery of Selwyn, Ontario, recalled the Wholesome Farms brand “Vanilla Sundae Cup” products Friday, according to a notice on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency… Continue Reading

Robin Hood Flour named in public health warning

25 cases of E. coli O121 with a matching genetic fingerprints

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Robin Hood All Purpose Flour is the subject of a food recall warning issued by Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Canadians are advised to not eat or use the recalled flour product. Additional advice on safe food practices for preparing raw dough and batter is also included. Why… Continue Reading

Norovirus-contaminated oysters sicken hundreds in Canada, USA

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Consumption of raw or undercooked oysters from British Columbia is blamed for 321 cases of norovirus gastroenteritis in three Canadian provinces, according to an updated report from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), released March 27. The outbreak, which has affected residents of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, began in December 2016 and is… Continue Reading

Multiple brands of fresh guacamole recalled for Listeria

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H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd. of British Columbia is recalling three brands of fresh guacamole from retailers because tests by the Canadian government found Listeria monocytogenes in the product. The recall, posted Thursday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), came one day after the “best before” date of March 22 on the implicated guacamole. Retailers in British Columbia and possibly… Continue Reading

Canada offers beef irradiation as another tool for food safety

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The government of Canada’s announcement this week of changes to its food and drug regulations to permit irradiation of ground beef was not a surprise. It was a long time coming, though, with industry having requested the change in 1998. Canada has already approved radiation to treat potatoes, onions, wheat, flour, spices and seasoning preparations…. Continue Reading