Category Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Two people dead in Canadian Salmonella outbreak linked to Celebrate brand frozen profiteroles and eclairs from Thailand

Frozen profiteroles and mini eclairs sold in grocery stores are the apparent sources of two deaths among at least 73 lab-confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in Canada as of April 27, 2019, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The outbreak, which was first announced on April 5, 2019, has spread to... Continue Reading Read More

Canada confirms more infections in outbreaks linked to frozen chicken

Federal officials have updated the combined patient count in a string of 14 nationwide Salmonella outbreaks in Canada. Public health agencies report close to 500 people have been confirmed infected. Raw chicken, especially frozen breaded products, are implicated. As of Oct. 26, there were 474 people who have had laboratory-confirmed Salmonella infections, according to the... Continue Reading Read More

Canada won’t name frozen chicken products linked to outbreak

Canadian officials are investigating a Salmonella outbreak that stretches across four provinces and has been linked to frozen, raw, breaded chicken products, but no recall has been issued. With illness onset dates in April and May, there are at least seven confirmed cases of Salmonella infections, according to a notice released Monday by the Public... Continue Reading Read More

Organic baby food pouches recalled for botulism risk

Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling one flavor of PC Organics baby food from retailers nationwide in Canada after a consumer complaint triggered an inspection that revealed the product could contain the toxin that causes botulism poisoning. The recall includes only one lot of President’s Choice (PC) Organics branded apple, blueberry and green pea strained baby... Continue Reading Read More

More Fjord Laks branded fish recalled; third time this year

For the third time this year Fjord Laks brand fish is under recall by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, this time for potential presence of the bacteria that causes botulism poisoning. A&E Distribution Inc. sent the recalled salmon and rainbow trout to retailers in Quebec, according to the recall notice on the CFIA website. The company’s two previous recalls... Continue Reading Read More

Canada investigates outbreak; milk recall expanded

Canadian officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak that may be connected to Neilson brand partly skimmed chocolate milk distributed by Saputo Inc. Meanwhile, Montreal-based Saputo Inc. has expanded its recall and closed the production line that manufactured the recalled milk, which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. “Although the exact cause of the incident... Continue Reading Read More