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Health, Society

Public health investigation into Canadian salmonella outbreak continues

In the ongoing investigation of a salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to red onions from the United States, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has reported an additional 49 illnesses since Aug. 31, according to a press release. As »


Canadian Food Inspection Agency receives over 750 reports of unwanted seeds

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has received more than 750 reports across all Canadian provinces of people receiving unsolicited packages containing unknown seeds. According to a statement on Thursday, CFIA has found that the packages are postmarked as being »


Red onions imported from U.S. likely source of salmonella outbreak in Canada 

Investigators from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) determined on Thursday that red onions imported from the United States are the likely source of an outbreak of salmonella infections across the country. On July 24, the PHAC said that »

Environment & Animal Life

Canadian Food Inspection Agency investigating reports of unsolicited seeds

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) released a statement on Tuesday that said they are investigating reports of people receiving unsolicited packages of seeds.  The CFIA warned individuals not to plant any seeds from unknown sources.  “Unauthorized seeds could be »

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Another Cargill meat plant shuts down because of COVID-19

Canada’s troubled meat-packing industry is facing more problems today. A second Cargill plant – this one in Chambly, Quebec – is temporarily closing its doors because of a COVID-19 outbreak. Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety board says Cargill did not »


Meat recalls continue as E. coli fears spread in Canada and U.S.

A large recall of raw beef and veal products continues to expand in Canada and the U.S. as safety watchdogs in both countries have issued warnings linked to a slaughterhouse in Ontario, where conditions and processing have sparked fears of »

International, Society

Animal activists want better treatment for horses shipped to Asia

Animal rights activists, already having a very good year in defence of marine animals, are looking to score another victory–this time for horses. Canada ships thousands of horses each year to Japan, where many covet horsemeat as a raw delicacy. »

Health, Society

One-third of spices sold in Canada spiked with fillers, says federal agency

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has beefed up its inspection of spices sold in Canada to detect products that have been adulterated by other ingredients, the agency reported in its annual report. In the 2016-17 fiscal year, the agency »

Health, Politics, Society

E. coli-tainted ground beef recalled days after meat tested positive, after ‘use-by’ date

The Canadian federal system designed to keep food safe to eat failed in December to prevent ground beef contaminated with E. coli from being offered for sale to consumers, according to a report by CBC News journalist James Cudmore. The »