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2009-09-21 09:45:32

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to consume Queen Victoria-brand bunched fresh spinach due to possible contamination. The CFIA said the recalled spinach might be contaminated with salmonella bacteria, which can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. The spinach was sold in bunches held together with a twist tie bearing the Queen Victoria logo. A product of the United States, the spinach bunches were sold in Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

2009-09-12 09:22:00

Canada has earmarked $75 million to prevent a recurrence of a listeriosis outbreak that killed 22 and sickened hundreds more, authorities said. One year ago we were reminded that the job of keeping Canadians safe is never done. There are always new opportunities to strengthen our food safety system, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said Friday. The government will implement all 57 recommendations made by independent investigator Sheila Weatherill, The Toronto Star reported Saturday....

2009-08-27 09:13:29

Canadians with almond, egg, milk, peanut or soy allergies are being warned not to eat certain Lotte-brand products because of a labeling error. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Lotte-brand Kancho snacks and Margaret cookies might contain allergens that are not listed on the label. The CFIA said the recalled products are known to have been distributed in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, but they might have also been nationally. The importer is voluntarily recalling the...

2009-08-24 09:22:37

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Lotte-brand Korean Crackers (Ummaeson Pie). The CFIA said the recalled product contains milk that is not declared on the label, possibly causing a serious or life-threatening reaction in people with allergies to milk. The crackers are sold as Ummaeson Pie, with the English product name, Korean Cracker, appearing on a sticker on the back of the package along with Item No. 13963. The recalled crackers...

2009-08-20 07:50:26

Canadians are being warned not to eat certain Sprouts Alive-brand products because of possible salmonella contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said the warning and related recall involves all best before date codes up to and including Aug. 28 of Sprouts Alive baby onion sprouts and the brand's alfalfa and onion sprouts. The products were distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The inspection agency said food contaminated with salmonella might not...

2009-08-17 16:08:29

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Haitai and Lotte brands of cookies and crackers. The CFIA said the recalled products, imported from Korea, contain milk which is not listed on the ingredients label. The cookies and crackers are known to have been distributed in Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick, but the CFIA said they might have also been distributed nationally. Consumption of the products could cause a serious or life-threatening...

2009-08-13 08:15:33

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to eat Pidy-brand Pur Mamba peanut butter because it might be contaminated with aflatoxin. The CFIA said the product, made in Haiti, is sold in one-pound plastic containers and was distributed in Quebec. Aflatoxins are a group of toxic compounds produced by certain strains of fungi, officials said. It is a human carcinogen. Consumption of products containing aflatoxin can lead to serious health consequences including liver damage and...

2009-07-09 09:06:23

People with milk allergies should avoid eating Treasure Mills-brand brownie bars, which are being recalled, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warns. The CFIA said Treasure Mills Inc. of Newmarket, Ontario, started the recall because the brownies contain milk that is not listed on the label, posing the risk of serious and even life-threatening reactions among people with allergies to milk proteins. Being recalled are Treasure Mills Allergen Sensitive School Safe Brownie Bars that were...

2009-07-01 11:40:21

A dead brown cow found washed up on the shore of Canada's Vancouver Island created a two-day bureaucratic impasse over whose responsibility it was to remove. The cow city workers dubbed Cuddles was reported to the city of Victoria during the weekend and staff immediately ran into trouble trying to arrange for its disposal, spokeswoman Katie Josephson told the Victoria Times-Colonist. Apparently a cow is a special animal, she said. Staff contacted the federal Department of Fisheries and...

2009-06-29 08:34:08

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with sensitivity to sulfites not to consume Sweet Potato Slice, a product of China. The CFIA said the product might contain sulfites that are not declared on the label. The recalled product -- manufactured by Zhongshan Kaxing Industry & Trade Co. Ltd. in China -- is known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. However, the federal agency said it might have been distributed nationally. The CFIA...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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