2 B.C. oyster farms closed after norovirus outbreak

40 cases of gastrointestinal disease linked to eating the shellfish raw CBC News Two B.C. Vancouver Island oyster farms have been closed following an outbreak of norovirus associated with eating the raw shellfish. The B.C. Centre for Disease Control says about 40...

More traceability rules coming

Barbara Duckworth & Barb Glen – The Western Producer The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is expected to release new rules governing animal movement this fall. These regulations are part of the Canadian livestock traceability strategy that covers animal and...

Canadians confounded by food recalls

Bill Spur – The Chronicle Herald A study released Thursday on the efficiency of food recalls shows confusion among Canadians, says the lead author. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, a professor of food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University, says the survey done...

Canadians are tuning out food recalls, study suggests

‘It seems as though there’s lots of noise out there and consumers don’t tend to pay attention’ Richard Woodbury – CBC News The co-author of a new study says most Canadians lack awareness of food recalls, but the Canadian Food Inspection...

Canada investigates chicken nuggets in Salmonella outbreak

Meat & Poultry OTTAWA, Ontario – An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in four provinces has been linked to poultry, including frozen raw breaded chicken products, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)...

CFIA seeks ‘fundamental change’ in chicken processing

Changes sought to cut salmonella risk in raw breaded chicken Manitoba Co-Operatior Canada’s chicken processors have a year to make plant-level changes to cut the risk of salmonella infection from frozen raw breaded chicken goods. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency...