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Listeria Deaths From Tainted Cantaloupe Now At 13
2011-09-28 09:50:47

A deadly outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes from Colorado-grown cantaloupes has infected 72 people in the US and is responsible for 13 deaths so far, said US health officials on Tuesday. Media outlets, including the New York Times, are calling the outbreak the deadliest in the US in more than a decade. It has exceeded the 2008-2009 salmonella outbreak from tainted peanuts that killed nine people in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Listeria...

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....

2009-02-02 20:11:38

People sickened in last year's listeriosis outbreak in Canada may get up to $125,000 each under a $27 million settlement, Maple Leaf Foods Inc. said Monday. Maple Leaf Foods said the amount each victim receives will depend on the severity of their symptoms, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Under terms of the settlement off the class-action suit, those people whose symptoms lasted 24-48 hours could get $750, while those with serious or long-lasting physical injuries could get up to...

2009-01-25 14:01:48

The operator of a Toronto deli products plant said it is being investigated for a second time after some items were found to contain listeria bacteria. A spokeswoman for Maple Leaf Foods Inc., which was investigated following a 2008 listeria outbreak, confirmed an unspecified number of deli items tested positive for the pathogen, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Sunday. Spokeswoman Linda Smith added that the company was fully cooperating with Canadian Food Inspection Agency...

2008-11-23 12:34:15

Correctional institutions in the Canadian province of Ontario may have been exposed to Listeria bacteria through food products, a company says. The operator of Eurest Dining Services said while so far there have been no reported listeriosis cases in Ontario prisons, random surveillance samples of products from its food-production facility indicated traces of Listeria monocytogenes, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Saturday. Dr. David Williams, Ontario's acting chief medical officer of...

2008-09-12 18:00:26

Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Private Recipes Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Private Recipe brand Creamed Salmon frozen entree described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected product, Private Recipe brand Creamed Salmon with Mashed Potatoes & Glazed Carrots is a 370 g frozen meal bearing item number 12012 and a...

2008-09-08 15:01:08

A Canadian woman has died of listeriosis, the first confirmed case of the food-borne illness in New Brunswick since a major food recall, officials said Monday. The province's health department said the woman, who was in her 80s, had been a nursing home resident and died in a New Brunswick hospital, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Officials have directly tied 13 deaths to meat products from Maple Leaf Foods' Toronto facility. The company has recalled virtually all its products...

2008-08-30 18:00:28

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2008) - Recent news about an outbreak of listeria may have raised concerns about your pregnancy and the safety of the food you eat. Listeriosis is a rare but serious infection that is caused by consuming a type of bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes (commonly called listeria) that is sometimes found in food, water and soil. Pregnant women are at far greater risk of developing listeriosis than most adults. A woman who develops listeriosis during...


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