Canada reports more ill in outbreak traced to frozen chicken

Food Safety News An outbreak in Canada that has been traced to raw, frozen chicken patties is continuing to make people sick, with nine new cases confirmed by federal officials. The new cases brings the number of ill people to 68. At least 15 people have been so sick...

Are Canada’s fish laws adding to mislabelling confusion?

Ross McLaughlin & Sandra Hermiston – CTV Vancouver Studies have found about 40 per cent of the fish you buy is mislabeled, and DNA sequencing of fish CTV purchased and tested supports that number. So why is this happening and what can be done to fix it?...

Final Safe Food for Canadians Regulations are published: CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the final Safe Food for Canadians Regulations have been published in Canada Gazette Part II, so the industry can prepare itself for when they take effect in early 2019 Food in Canada Ottawa – The final Safe Food for Canadians...

6 Canadians sickened by E. coli linked to romaine lettuce

Public Health Agency of Canada says 2 of the 6 Canadians reported travelling to U.S. before falling ill CBC News A total of six people in Canada have been sickened by E. coli linked to contaminated romaine lettuce, the Public Health Agency of Canada says. The Canadian...

Alberta meat retailers struggling amid E. coli outbreak

CTV News As the number of Alberta residents sickened by pork tainted with E. coli rises, many of the butcher shops caught up in the ensuing recall say their businesses’ reputations have been damaged. Since the outbreak began in late March, 40 cases of E. coli...

Why E. coli keeps getting into our lettuce

Outbreaks are rare, but research suggests leafy greens cause roughly a fifth of all food-borne illnesses. Caitlin Dewey – The Washington Post Consumers have grown to love convenience salads, from tubs of pre-washed baby spinach to bags of chopped romaine....