Header graphic for print

Food Safety News

Breaking news for everyone's consumption

Vancouver Coastal Health

Listeria patient dies; Foody World store remains closed

A grocery store specializing in Asian food remains closed as Canadian officials continue to investigate a Listeria outbreak that has hospitalized at least six people, one of whom has died. Public health officials from Vancouver Coastal Health told CBC News on Monday that they had not yet determined if Listeria monocytogenes infection caused the death… Continue Reading

BC’s Foody World shut down for Listeria contamination

Vancouver Coastal Health inspectors have shut down a popular international grocery store and its kitchens, and they promise the Foody World at 3000 Sexsmith Road in Richmond will only be reopened when all health and food safety standards are met. In the meantime, the Foody World in Richmond, B.C. is also under a public health… Continue Reading

31 Vibrio Cases Prompt BC Health Officials to Require Cooking of BC Oysters

Health officials in Vancouver, British Columbia, are requiring area restaurants to cook oysters harvested in that province before serving them. Only oysters harvested outside of British Columbia may be served raw at this time, according to a statement issued Aug. 12 by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). Public health ordered this step in response to an ongoing… Continue Reading