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French Cheese Recalled in Canada for Possible E. coli Contamination

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced Monday that La Fromagerie Hamel is recalling La Fromagerie Hamel brand “St-Felicien lait cru France (Rhone-Alpes)” cheese from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O26:H11 contamination. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product, which was distributed to retail outlets in Quebec. Consumers… Continue Reading

Canada Introduces Fines for Meat Safety Failures


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has amended its regulations so that it can fine meat processors for violations of food safety programs such as Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and non-food safety issues such as labeling and consumer protection. The new Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) apply to 84 provisions of the Meat Inspection… Continue Reading

More Cheeses Recalled in Canada for Possible Staphylococcus Toxin


The latest Canadian recall of cheeses for possibly containing the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria is for Le Verdict d’Alexina, Citadelle, and Grey Owl brands produced by Fromagerie Le Détour Inc. The initial recall list issued on June 26 was updated to include additional products on July 11. All of the Fromagerie Le Détour products recalled include: Brand Name… Continue Reading

Canadian Recalls: Tahini and Two Types of Cheese

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Recent food recalls in Canada include Al Koura and Al Fakher brands of tahina (tahini) sold by Sesameco in the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba, and Quebec, respectively; Le Moutier Goat Cheese, sold at Choices Markets in British Columbia and possibly nationally, and Bravo Queijo de Vaca Cheese, distributed in Ontario and Quebec. Sesameco recalled… Continue Reading

Salmon, Goat Cheese Recalled in Canada


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recalled some salmon and some goat cheese over the weekend. The Ottawa-based food safety agency said that deadly botulism was a danger for the salmon and the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria for the goat cheese. House Candied and House Smoked Salmon produced under the Farquhar’s Orchards Fine Foods… 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

Canadian Firm Recalls Stir-Fry Vegetables for Listeria

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Canadian firm Sobeys, Inc., is recalling Compliments brand Stir-Fry Style Vegetables sold in Ontario from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination. Consumers should not consume 12-oz. Stir-Fry Style Vegetables with a Best Before 14 JA 21 date and a UPC of 0 68820 10648 7, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which issued… 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

Canadian Firm Recalls Hot Dog Relish for Botulism Risk


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced this week that Orange Blossom Farm is recalling Hot Dog Relish in response to a food safety investigation being conducted by CFIA. The relish was sold at St. Jacob’s Farmers’ Market in Ontario in 500 ml containers. The public health agency announced that the recall was triggered by CFIA… Continue Reading

Canada Recalls More Meat for E. Coli Contamination


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Belmont Meats, Ltd. announced this week that the company was expanding a ground beef recall. Belmont Meats recalled some of its Compliments, President’s Choice, Webers Bucket of Burgers and Belmont Meats ground beef products during an expansion of an earlier recall, announced on October 3. According to the… Continue Reading