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Goodleaf recalls microgreens because of Listeria risk

Goodleaf Community Farms Ltd. of Nova Scotia, Canada, is recalling their Daikon Radish microgreens because of the risk of Listeria contamination, according to a recall notice posted on The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website. The recalled microgreens are labeled with an expiration date of June 30, so there is concern retailers and consumers may still have them on hand. “The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing… Continue Reading

Canadian E. coli Outbreak Linked to Lettuce Served at KFC, Taco Bell

At least 26 E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in northeastern Canada have now been linked to California-grown lettuce served at KFC and Taco Bell outlets, health officials say. Dr. Frank Atherton, Nova Scotia’s deputy chief medical officer, on Friday said health officials believe that is the “common source across three provinces” of the outbreak that sickened… Continue Reading

Fresh Produce ‘Highly Likely’ Source of Canadian E. coli Outbreak

Fresh produce is now suspected to be the source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 15 people in northeastern Canada, said a top health official Wednesday. “Our environmental and epidemiological investigations suggest a common source related to a produce item,” said Dr. Frank Atherton, deputy chief medical officer of health for Nova… Continue Reading

Canadian Health Officials Report 15 E. coli Illnesses in Eastern Provinces

Canada’s eastern and adjoining provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are reporting 15 confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7. None of the illnesses have yet been traced to a source. Ten of the E. coli illnesses are located in central Nova Scotia, with five reported by the Capital District Health, two by the Guysborough… Continue Reading

E. coli Sickens Five in New Brunswick

Health authorities are investigating five cases of E. coli O157:H7 in New Brunswick, Canada. All five victims were seen in hospital emergency rooms, announced the New Brunswick Department of Health Thursday. All but one were released, while one was admitted to receive treatment. Two cases were reported in the Saint John region of the province,… Continue Reading

The Long Road to Naming Restaurant X

It started out like most other outbreaks. Late last April, 14 people in the Canadian province of New Brunswick checked into hospitals suffering from E. coli infections that turned out to be from matching strains. At least four others were sick, too, and provincial health investigators were working to pinpoint a common source. By mid-May,… Continue Reading

Restaurant in E. coli Outbreak Gets Cover from OC Health

A locally owned single location restaurant in California’s Orange County is getting some valuable service from its local health department — keeping its name from being associated with an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak. That secret involves romaine lettuce the unnamed restaurant served last April giving E. coli O157:H7 to nine of its customers, and causing… Continue Reading

New Brunswick Affected By Another E. Coli Outbreak

Health officials in the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick are trying to get ahead of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that has put two teenagers the hospital. A total of four confirmed cases are being investigated in Fredericton. The source of the bacteria remains a mystery. Victoria Boer, mother of one of… Continue Reading