By Donna Garren, executive vice president of science and policy, and Sanjay Gummalla, senior vice president of scientific affairs, both of the American Frozen Food Institute

America’s food industry deserves a scientific and risk-based regulatory framework from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. That’s why the

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Public Health Canada is working on non-travel-related Cyclospora infections occurring in the country.

The agency is investigating non-travel cases with public health and food safety partners.

As of June 30, reports included a total of 84 cases of Cyclospora infections in the following provinces: British Columbia (1), Ontario (75), and

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An outbreak of hepatitis A infections has been confirmed in relation to frozen mangos. Patients live in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Nova Scotia. It is not yet known whether the products were distributed in the United States.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted a recall notice for four
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Salmonella Infantis has sickened Canadians in five provinces, according to Public Health Canada. The likely cause has not been identified with any certainty, but many who became sick report eating cucumbers before becoming ill.

Public Health Canada says most of the illnesses are centered on British Columbia, which has 37
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Health-Canada-logo1The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration to investigate an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to Dole Food Co. and PC Organics packaged salad products produced from a
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