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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

Mustard relish recalled because of botulism concerns

Mustard relish from HardyWares Preserves in Nova Scotia is under recall by Canadian authorities because of possible contamination with the bacteria that causes botulism poisoning. The recalled relish, sold in 250 ml jars, can be identified by the HardyWares logo on the label and a “Packaged on” date of Dec. 3, 2015, according to the… Continue Reading

Apple Trees From U.S. Under Quarantine in Canada

Canada warned the United States Tuesday about a pest problem previously not seen in North America involving apple trees.  The organism does not poise any immediate threat to human health. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has been notified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that apple… 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