On the 11th anniversary of what Canadians refer to as the Walkerton Tragedy, the Ontario government announced it has paid more than $72 million ($74.4 million US) in compensation to victims of an E. coli
Ten years ago, the picturesque farming town of Walkerton, Ontario, was plunged into a nightmare of food poisoning that sickened 2,300 residents, killed seven, and terrorized the town and its surroundings for weeks.
Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a ten-part series on meaningful foodborne illness outbreaks.
While it did not get enough attention in the United States, the Walkerton Water tragedy sent shockwaves through every …
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