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Dole Brand Salad Recalled in Canada Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

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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

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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

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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

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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

Weak Food Safety Culture Led to XL Foods Recall, Review Finds

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Company and Canadian Food Inspection Authority (CFIA) staff at XL Foods had a lax approach to food safety leading up to the massive beef recall last fall, according to an independent review released by the Canadian government. The report also found that XL Foods was not prepared to execute the recall – which was the… Continue Reading

Canadian-Made Protein Chocolate Bars Recalled for Salmonella

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Pro-Amino International Inc., of Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada Monday recalled its ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars for possible Salmonella contamination. It’s too early to know if there are any illnesses associated with this recall. Salmonella is a public health risk and is one of the most common causes of foodborne illness. Salmonella symptoms include nausea,… Continue Reading

Canada Issues Warning on Clams and Clostridium Botulinum

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and St. Thomas Fish Market on Friday warned the public not to consume certain Bar Clams because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product, and… Continue Reading

BC Halal Producer Charged With Selling Unfit Meat

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A Canadian meat processor charged with 11 counts of selling food unfit for human consumption largely produced “halal” meat products for British Columbia’s Muslim population. Pitt Meadows Meats made the news in 2010 when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) put out a public health warning about meats sold as Middle Eastern food products for… Continue Reading

E. coli-Contaminated Lettuce Came from a California LGMA Grower

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Update: The lettuce recall described in this article was expanded to include product sold at Canadian Burger King and Pizza Hut locations. First it was just plain old lettuce, then it was California-grown lettuce, and now the latest from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is that was lettuce from a grower who has signed… Continue Reading