CFIA cancels licences of 3 companies in massive meat recall

Companies no longer able to slaughter food animals or prepare meat products The Canadian Press The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it has cancelled the licences of three companies tied to a massive meat recall that ensnared nearly 900 beef and veal products. The...

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  For immediate release 28 October, 2019 Ryding-Regency shows Canada’s food safety system is not working (Ottawa) – The trend to food industry self-policing of safety programs allowed the Ryding-Regency abattoir to pump hundreds of potentially contaminated products...

Beef recall No. 21 and counting in Canada

Food Safety News As government officials remain mum on details, they have posted the 21st in a string of beef recalls related to an ongoing E. coli investigation. The newest does not name a recalling company. It says “industry” is recalling the products. Just as with...

Prevalent Food Fraud Unveiled #StopFishFraud

The first national study of its kind released just this morning has found widespread fraud in fish and seafood labelling in Canada. Oceana Canada, a non-profit group that works to protect and restore our oceans, found that 44% of nearly 400 samples of fish and seafood...

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....

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...

30 Sick in Canada from Frozen Raw Chicken

Drew Falkenstein – Food Poison Journal In Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick, there have been a total of 30 cases of Salmonella illness linked to poultry, including frozen raw breaded chicken products. There have been no recall warnings associated with...