Saul Sanchez, a 78-year old “green hat” supervisor at the JBS beef plant in Greeley, CO, died from COVID-19 on April 7. He worked at the Greeley beef plant for more than 30 years.
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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Note on content: Doug Powell originally published this photo and column on BarfBlog.com under the title “Killer of old people and ‘everyone’s too anal’ about produce given awards by Canadian grocers” Pete Luckett (right in…
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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.
The Conservative government also said it would be introducing
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
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
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