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2008-08-04 12:01:03

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has banned the importation of Mexican jalapeno and Serrano peppers pending lab testing for salmonella. The CFIA said it took the action to prevent the implicated source of a Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak in the United States from entering Canada. The federal agency said shipments found to be contaminated won't be allowed into the Canadian marketplace. This action is based on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recent advice to Americans to avoid...

2008-07-18 00:00:26

Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sofina Foods Inc. are warning people with allergies to egg protein not to consume the various fresh chicken breast products described below. The affected products may contain egg protein which is not declared on the label. The following products are affected by this alert: --------------------------------------------------------------------- B rand...

2008-07-04 12:00:21

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 4, 2008) - Public Health officials in Canada have reported a case of a Salmonella Saintpaul infection that matches those associated with the outbreak in the United States. The individual involved has indicated that he recently travelled to the United States. Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) officials will continue to work with their colleagues in Canada and the U.S. to monitor the situation and assess further cases. The Canadian Food Inspection...

2008-06-17 12:00:20

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - As part of an ongoing effort to increase consumer awareness about food safety, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is distributing the attached fact sheet What You Need To Know About Harvesting Shellfish This Summer. The information highlights the potential risks associated with shellfish, and the actions consumers should take. You can view this fact sheet, along with additional food safety information, on the CFIA Web site at...

2006-07-13 17:43:40

By Marcy Nicholson WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed on Thursday that an Alberta dairy cow had tested positive for mad cow disease, an announcement that raised enough concern in Washington for it to send an expert to join the investigation. "We need a thorough understanding of all the circumstances involved in this case to assure our consumers that Canada's regulatory system is effectively providing the utmost protections to consumers and...

2006-07-04 17:06:48

TORONTO (Reuters) - Final tests have confirmed mad cow disease in a mature cross-bred beef cow from the Prairie province of Manitoba and a "comprehensive investigation" into the case is being conducted, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday. The affected cow was born "well before" the 1997 introduction of Canada's ban on cattle feed containing protein from cattle and other ruminants, the CFIA said. A calf born to the affected cow in 2004 is also being traced. The...

2006-04-16 16:40:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Tests have confirmed that a six-year-old dairy cow in the Canadian province of British Columbia suffered from mad cow disease, the government said on Sunday. The pure-bred Holstein is Canada's fifth native-born case of the brain-wasting bovine spongiform encephalopathy disease, but the animal did not enter the human food chain, Canada's Food Inspection Agency said. "This finding does not affect the safety of Canadian beef," the agency said in a press...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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