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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

CDC Update: 32 Listeria Illnesses in 11 States, 2 in Canada Linked to Caramel Apples

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On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) again updated information regarding the multi-state Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to caramel apples. As of Dec. 30, there were 32 illnesses reported in 11 states, including 31 hospitalizations and six deaths. According to CDC, Listeriosis contributed to three of the deaths reported to date, but it… Continue Reading

Cargill Recalls Ground Beef From Canadian Walmarts for Possible E. Coli Contamination

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Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling Your Fresh Market brand ground beef products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157 contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced Monday. The public is being advised not to consume the recalled products described below, which have been sold at Walmart stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Brand Name Common… Continue Reading

Two Spice Brands Recalled in Canada for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Premier Ingredients is recalling Premier brand and Konrads.ca brand spice products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. The spice products were distributed in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.If… Continue Reading

Canadian Firm Recalls Smoked Prosciutto for Possible Listeria Contamination

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The food recall warning for Marc Angelo brand Genoa Salami issued on Aug. 6, 2014, has been updated to include an additional product. The additional product was identified during a Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Concord Premium Meats Ltd. is recalling Marc Angelo brand Smoked Prosciutto Speck, product of Italy, from the marketplace due… Continue Reading

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. The… Continue Reading

Canada Introduces Fines for Meat Safety Failures

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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