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....

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...