Canadian National Exhibition

In Canada, August signifies the arrival of the agricultural exhibition. Cities from across the nation celebrate the end of summer with games, concerts, midway rides and, of course, a diverse choice of foods ranging from corn on the cob to cotton candy. Amid the annual offerings, one particular item usually stands out as a fan…

Toronto public health officials have been investigating a foodborne illness outbreak among about 150 people who visited the Canadian National Exhibition there this past week. Officials reportedly collected food samples for testing and interviewed more than 100 people. They said that the only common food consumed by those who later experienced gastrointestinal symptoms was the…