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Outbreaks in Quebec, Twin Cities traced to Chinese raspberries

Frozen raspberries imported from China were the source of 615 confirmed cases of norovirus in Quebec between March and July of this year, and of 15 cases in Minnesota in August of 2016. The Quebec outbreak included clients and staff at seven seniors’ residences, two daycare centers and one hotel in four separate administrative regions of the… Continue Reading

Quebec company recalls cured meat products for Listeria risk

Charcuterie Parisienne Inc. of Montreal, Quebec, is recalling four cured meat products because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. According to the recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the products were only available via retail in Quebec. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products, CFIA stated, adding that food… Continue Reading

Canadian Firm Recalls Smoked Prosciutto for Possible Listeria Contamination

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

Ground Veal Recalled in Canada for E. Coli Risk

Groupe Colabor Inc. is recalling Viandes Lauzon brand lean ground veal from the Canadian marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:NM contamination. The recalled product was sold to hotels, restaurants, institutions, daycare and healthcare facilities in Quebec and includes the following: Brand Name        Common Name       Size              Code(s) on… Continue Reading

Alfalfa Sprouts Recalled in Quebec Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Aquafuchsia Foods Inc. is recalling Aquafuchsia brand alfalfa sprouts sold in Quebec due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product: Salad Plus – Alfalfa with a touch of radish! in 125-gram containers, a 041 code, and UPC code of 0 551176 1. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. CFIA is conducting a food safety… Continue Reading

Clostridium Perfringens Prompts Ham Recall in Quebec

Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel is recalling several types of ham products distributed in Quebec due to contamination with Clostridium perfringens. The recalled products were supplied to retailers, and to hotels, restaurants and institutions in Quebec. The recall is for: – La Belle Bretagne brand “Our Cooked Ham – Original,” variable kg; best before 12AL14 or… Continue Reading

Quebec Pork Processor Slapped with $62,000 Fine

A Quebec pork processor twice named as one of Canada’s best-managed companies is being fined $62,000 for multiple violations of the federal Meat Inspection Act. The Court of Quebec fined ATRAHAN Transformation Inc., which exports port to about 50 counties, after the processor plead guilty to 27 violations of Canada’s Meat Inspection Act and Regulations…. Continue Reading