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Canada upgrades Paolini meat warning to recall status

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A public warning about sausage from Paolini’s Sausage and Meats of Calgary, Alberta, has been upgraded to a recall with additional meats added to the list of products that may have been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. “Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments should not sell or use the recalled… Continue Reading

Marinated salmon recalled after testing positive for Listeria

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A positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes spurred A & E Distribution Inc. to recall an unspecified amount of marinated salmon packaged as Fjord Laks brand Gravlax. The Jan. 30 recall notice indicated the salmon had only been distributed to retailers in the province of Quebec. No illnesses had been reported in connection to the salmon… Continue Reading

Field Cucumbers Recalled From Five Canadian Retail Stores for Salmonella Risk

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According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Overwaitea Food Group, a supermarket operator based in Langley, BC, is recalling field cucumbers purchased from Save On Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Coopers Foods, Overwaitea, and Freson Brothers due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. This recall applies to fresh field… Continue Reading

CFIA: Safeway Recalls Cucumbers for Salmonella

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced that Safeway is recalling field cucumbers and various in-store produced products that contain cucumbers purchased from Safeway. The action is due to possible Salmonella contamination on cucumbers that were distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan. The recall applies to fresh field cucumbers sold in… Continue Reading

Costco Canada Recalls Kirkland Brand Roasted Chicken Salad for Listeria Risk

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On Friday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) posted a food recall warning about Kirkland Signature brand roasted chicken salad due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The product was distributed in all Canadian provinces except Prince Edward Island by the company involved, Costco Wholesale Canada Inc. CFIA noted that there have been no reported illnesses… Continue Reading

Canadian Union Says CFIA Budget Cuts Mean Fewer Meat Plant Inspections

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Canada’s food safety agency has cut back on inspections of certain meat plants and that threatens food safety, the national president of the inspectors union said on Tuesday. At a press conference in Edmonton, Bob Kingston, president of the Agriculture Union, said that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) began reducing inspections in northern Alberta… Continue Reading

CFIA Suspends Costco Canada’s License to Import Fish Into Canada

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended Costco Canada’s license to import fish into that country. According to a March 13 announcement, the license suspension was effective Feb. 26, 2015, and was issued because the agency “determined that adequate controls for food safety were not being reliably implemented by the company on a consistent basis… Continue Reading

Tahini Sauce Recalled in Canada for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Amira Enterprises Inc. of Montreal, Quebec, is recalling Amira brand Tahini Sauce from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. The following product has been sold nationally: Brand Product Size UPC Codes Amira Tahini Sauce 750 g 0 69467 40101 0 None   Check to see… Continue Reading

CDC Update: 7 Deaths Among Listeriosis Victims Linked to Caramel Apples

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On Saturday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a seventh death among the 32 illnesses reported in the multi-state Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to caramel apples. According to CDC, Listeriosis contributed to at least three of the deaths reported to date. Since the last case count update, one additional death was reported…. Continue Reading

Update: Bidart Brothers Recalls 2014 Granny Smith and Gala Apples in U.S. and Canada

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Bidart Brothers has recalled all Gala and Granny Smith apples shipped from its Shafter, CA, packing facility during 2014. This action came Jan. 6 in a letter from the company to its customers, which stated that tests conducted Dec. 23, 2014, on its apple packing production line had confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The… Continue Reading