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Walmart, Loblaw, Metro recall popcorn in Canada; insects found

Canadian officials posted a nationwide recall of Great Value brand popcorn from Walmart stores after a consumer complained of finding insects in the product. The recalled popcorn, produced Dec. 28, 2017, is packed in 1-kilogram bags. The packaging identifies the product as “Great Value Popping Corn” according to the recall notice posted Feb. 6 by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Consumers can identify the recalled Great Value brand… Continue Reading

Canadian food agency adds to turnip stick recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Food recall of turnip sticks has been expanded to include Compliments brand Baby Cut Turnip Strips to Sawler brand Turnip Sticks. The initial recall that was posted Feb. 1 reported the Canadian agency had found Listeria monocytogenes in freshcut turnip products from Sawler Gardens Ltd. Complete distribution details are not available, but it… Continue Reading

K.J. recalls chicken entrees for incorrect cooking instructions

K.J. Foods Inc. is recalling KJ brand sweet and sour chicken and sesame chicken because incorrect cooking instructions on the packages could result in food poisoning. “These products may contain harmful bacteria that may not be eliminated by following the cooking instructions on the label. Consumers should not consume the recalled products,” according to the… Continue Reading

Caviar recall update No. 10 by Imperial, VIP for botulism risk

For the 10th time since late November 2017, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has expanded a recall of Imperial Caviar and Seafood brand and VIP Caviar Club brand whitefish and salmon roe due to the potential presence of the dangerous bacteria, Clostridium botulinum. The update posted Thursday includes additional product information identified during the CFIA… Continue Reading

Canadian inspectors find Listeria; Sawler recalls turnip sticks

Sawler Gardens Ltd. is recalling its turnip sticks because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The Canadian company shipped the Sawler brand turnip sticks to distributors in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and possibly nationwide according to the recall notice. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) found Listeria contamination during routine testing. Although there had not been any reported illnesses in association with the recalled product as of Wednesday,… Continue Reading

Canada expands sesame seed recall to include more products

A Canadian recall of sesame seeds due to potential Salmonella contamination has expanded to include more products and additional distribution information since the initial industry-attributed recall notice reported on Jan. 26. As of Tuesday, the following products had been recalled: ARZ Fine Foods Sesame Seeds White, 1 lb. Packed on 18.JA.09; Sold at ARZ Fine… Continue Reading

U.S. officials say E. coli outbreak linked to leafy greens is over

FDA, CDC, still won't say romaine lettuce was the cause; investigations ongoing here and in Canada

They still haven’t found the specific source of the contamination, but U.S. officials say a deadly E. coli outbreak traced to “leafy greens” is over. The outbreak hit Canada as well, but public health officials there declared the outbreak over on Jan. 10. They alerted the public about the outbreak on Dec. 11, reporting romaine… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Roe recalled nationwide in Canada for botulism risk

Canadian officials posted an expanded recall, including additional distribution information, indicating recalled roe may have been distributed nationwide. Imperial Caviar & Seafood has expanded its Jan. 3 warning to include retail locations in New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec and possibly the entire nation because of concern with regard to the distribution of recalled roe that carries a risk of… Continue Reading