The European variant of infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) was said to have arrived in British Columbia almost five years ago, but then the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said it was not so after testing two suspect salmon. That was in 2011. But if British Columbia was ISAV-free then, it almost certainly is not now,…

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). http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-plate-oysters-image2256260Public health ordered this step in response to an …

The owners of a British Columbia meat processing plant pleaded guilty Monday in the B.C. Supreme Court to one count of selling E. coli-tainted meat in 2010. Pitt Meadows Meats, now known as Meadow Valley Meats, had originally been charged with 11 counts of selling meat unfit for human consumption, a violation under Canada’s…

Safeway and Buy-Low Foods in Canada are recalling Caesar salad products due to possible Listeria contamination. The following products were sold at Buy-Low Foods and Nesters Market in Alberta and British Columbia, and at Safeway and St. Martin’s Family Foods in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan. This recall was triggered by the company.…

Salmonella Agbeni — unlike strains such as S. Enteriditis or S. Typhumurium — is rarely responsible for human illness in North America. But in May of last year, this serotype sickened 8 people in British Columbia, causing illnesses that were unusual enough to prompt a special investigation into the outbreak. The resulting study was published…

Eight cases of hepatitis A over the past two months in British Columbia may be linked to frozen berries, the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) said Thursday as it warned consumers not to eat Pomeberry Blend frozen berries manufactured by Western Family.

The blend, which was distributed through Save-On-Foods and Overwaitea, contains frozen…

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is warning the public not to eat Tomme d’Or cheese made by Moonstruck Organic Cheese on Saltspring Island because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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Currently there are no illnesses linked to the Tomme d’Or cheese, and other types of cheeses produced by Moonstruck Organic Cheese are …

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Whole Foods Market Inc. are warning people with allergies to pine nuts not to eat certain quiche mislabeled as Spinach Mushroom, because the quiche is actually Spinach Pine Nut.

Because of the labeling error, pine nuts are not listed as an ingredient.

There have been no reported …

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Gold Phoenix Asian Food are warning people with allergies to fish or soy not to eat certain Gold Phoenix Asian Food brand Spring Rolls and Sauce products distributed in British Columbia.

The recalled products contain fish and soy, which are not listed on the label.

There have been …

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain refrigerated cold smoked sockeye salmon trim products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

There have been no reported illnesses.

The following products, sold refrigerated at various weights from February 16 through 24, have been recalled:

– Salmon Lox Trim …