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Latest Canadian Food Inspection Agency Stories

2009-06-16 09:58:35

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a warning about consuming Our Father's Farm-brand apricot kernels in excessive amounts. The CFIA said Our Father's Farm Ultra Bitter Apricot Kernels contain a natural toxin called amygdalin, which might cause acute cyanide poisoning. The federal agency said the product has been distributed in Ontario and might have been sold nationally. Bitter apricot kernels naturally contain a compound called amygdalin, which has the potential to release...

2009-04-28 08:00:36

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning against eating Piller's Taste Better than Bacon brands of smoked ham or turkey bacon due to a health risk. The CFIA and Piller Sausages and Delicatessens Ltd. said the products might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The recalled products were distributed in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland. Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled, but consumption can result in listeriosis, a...

2009-04-13 11:12:10

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume Choripdong-brand rice puffs or Bergen-brand almond cookies. The CFIA said all codes of the Choripdong-brand biscuits (rice puffs), a product of Korea, contain undeclared peanuts and sesame. The product was known to have been distributed in British Columbia and Alberta; however, the federal agency said it's likely it was distributed nationally. The Bergen brand of almond cookies, a product of Poland,...

2009-04-09 08:49:51

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning against consumption of So Good-brand creamy vanilla non-dairy frozen dessert due to a labeling error. The CFIA said the manufacturer, Soya World Inc. of Vancouver, said the product contains milk protein that is not declared in the ingredients listing. The So Good Creamy Vanilla Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert is sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The CFIA said people with allergies to milk proteins might suffer a serious or...

2009-04-08 08:11:31

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Canada Safeway Ltd. are recalling some Safeway-brand ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination. The CFIA said the lean ground beef affected by the recall was sold at some Canada Safeway stores in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northeastern Ontario. The affected packages bear a Best Before or a Freeze By date of March 19 and were sold March 13-19. Consumers who might have the product in their freezers are advised not to consume the ground meat. Food...

2009-04-02 08:33:15

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people allergic to egg protein not to consume certain Chocolaterie de l'Ile d'Orleans-brand products. The CFIA and the Quebec manufacturer say decorated chocolate figurines sold by the company have colored eyes, hearts and flowers that contain undeclared egg protein. The product is sold in clear plastic bags with two labels -- one bearing the name Chocolaterie de l'Ile d'Orleans and another listing the type of chocolate, ingredients and a...

2009-03-25 09:55:13

A Canadian public interest group in Ottawa says the national food safety agency is inconsistent in issuing recalls for problems found in bottled water. The Polaris Institute used access to information laws to research the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's response to such things as bacterial, arsenic or mold-contaminated water and glass chips between 2000 and early 2008. The institute, long opposed to bottled water, found 29 recalls had been issued during that time span, but only seven of...

2009-03-24 08:20:14

The possibility of bacterial contamination has prompted the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to warn against eating Shefa-brand beef salami. The federal agency said Shefa Meats Ltd. of Toronto recalled lot code 2931 of the salami that has a Best Before date of Jun2 09. The product was distributed in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes might not appear or smell spoiled but consumption of food contaminated with the bacteria can cause listeriosis, a...

2009-03-19 09:41:39

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to consumer certain luncheon meat kits and hot dogs purchased at a Guelph, Ontario, store. The CFIA, Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Guelph police officials said the products sold at a No Frills Store were found to contain 50mm sewing needles that had been forced into the packages. The needles were found in Schneiders-brand ham, turkey and summer sausage, pepperoni pizza, bagel combos with cream cheese, wieners and jumbo hot dogs. The CFIA...

2009-02-26 12:37:17

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced the recall of Farmer John's Herbs-brand organic basil leaf because of possible bacterial contamination. The CFIA said Farmer John's Herbs of Canning, Nova Scotia, is voluntarily recalling all lots of its organic basil leaf produce sold in 6-gram packages and bearing UPC 7 73353 50002 1. The product was distributed in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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