You might say the source of South Africa’s deadly Listeria outbreak was hiding in plain sight, but it took the deaths of 180 people before the Health Minister could collect enough evidence to name the culprits.

A cold, processed meat product made by South Africa’s biggest producer of consumer foods is the cause of the…

Customers of a Stop & Shop in the Greater Boston area should monitor themselves for symptoms of Listeria infection for the next two months if they recently ate meat or cheese from the grocery store’s deli.

The Rhode Island Department of Health posted a consumer alert this weekend urging anyone who still has sliced meat…

Consumer complaints and illnesses have prompted a recall of Maple Leaf Foods chicken strips because of potential contamination with the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria.

Retailers across Canada received the frozen chicken breast strips, which have the best-before date of Sept. 29, 2018, according to the recall notice posted Wednesday by the Canadian Food Inspection…

Maple Leaf Foods is recalling an undisclosed amount of chicken strip and sandwich products under three brands because they maybe contaminated with toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria.

Retailers in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec received the products, which are now under recall, according to a notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

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Canada’s Maple Leaf Foods Inc., headquartered in Ontario, has recalled almost 25,000 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) fully-cooked quiche that was not presented for re-inspection upon entry to the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences…

Canada’s federal government Monday said it has now addressed all 57 food-safety recommendations made by independent investigator Sheila Weatherill after the country’s deadly 2008 listeriosis outbreak.

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The Conservative government also said it would be introducing a new food safety bill shortly to simplify and modernize Canadian law on the subject.

In its final report in …

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA’s) Food Safety Enhancement Program government/industry steering committee met last week to discuss the progress of various CFIA food safety initiatives.

In response to a 2008 Listeria outbreak among Maple Leaf Foods customers, the Canadian Government has committed nearly $500 million to improving the delivery of food safety programs by …

When the independent report of the investigation into Canada’s 2008 Listeria outbreak came out last summer, Maple Leaf Foods came in for its share of the blame.

After all, it was the meat slicers at its ready-to-eat meat plant in Toronto that ultimately spread the bacteria across Canada, killing 22 mostly elderly Canadians.

But when …

Food companies with products that cause outbreaks usually end up falling into one of two groups.   Either they are quickly gone forever, like Topps or Peanut Corporation of America, or they take responsibility and ask the public to give them another chance. 

Canada’s Maple Leaf Foods clearly has joined the second camp, making a comeback …