Above, CFIA's Electron Microscope Image of Salmonella bacteria. (In reality Salmonella is not pink; the pink colour is added as visual aid.)

Above, CFIA’s Electron Microscope Image of Salmonella bacteria. (In reality Salmonella is not pink; the pink colour is added as visual aid.)

Due to a recall in the United States, Winners Merchants International LP is recalling Ecoato brand Sweet Paprika Powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella bacteria contamination.

  • Consumers should not consume the recalled product.
  • The recall by the US company is published on the website of the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

Please click here for the description and photo of the recalled product in Canada.

  • There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The other details of this recall are as follows.

Read more of Health Hazard Alert: Ecoato Brand Sweet Paprika Powder is Recalled

The goal of Toronto’s Planners in Public Spaces (PiPS) program is to engage with as many residents of the city as possible, and do it at a per person cost that is far less than a traditional public meeting.

  • Residents can learn about planning issues, hear what planners do, find out how they can get more involved in planning their city, and ask questions about planning and development in their city of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.
  • PiPS events will also focus on three City Planning initiatives.
    1. Feeling Congested: the consultation on reducing congestion and improving public transit in the City of Toronto.
    2. ResetTO: the City Planning Division’s plans to introduce a development permit system to streamline and provide certainty in the planning process.
    3. Growing Conversations: an engagement initiative where planners are asking Torontonians how they can improve upon public consultation in the planning process.

PiPS will feature City Planning pop-up information booths at the following locations:

Read more of Toronto’s Planners in Public Spaces Engage with You Via Pop-Up Info Booths July 28-30 & Aug.2014

Image by Health Canada

Image by Health Canada

This is an update to the previous blog, Invite: Canada’s Healthy and Safe Food Regulatory Forum June 17-18 + 12 Online Consultations 2014.

NEWS RELEASE

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

2014 Healthy and Safe Food Regulatory Forum

This event was a follow-up to the 2013 Food Safety Regulatory Forum and provided participants with the opportunity to discuss a number of food safety modernization initiatives being carried out by the Government of Canada’s Health Portfolio in support of the Safe Food for Canadians Act.

At this year’s forum, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency consulted on draft regulations and accompanying policies as part of the Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan. This will help set the stage for the draft regulations to be published in Canada Gazette I.

Canadians are invited to provide their feedback via online consultations on a number of topics that were discussed on the 2014 Healthy and Safe Food Regulatory Forum.

Contact Us:
Email: CFIA-Modernisation-ACIA@inspection.gc.ca
Fax: 1-613-773-5606

What information is available?

Read more of Update: Videos Recorded During Canada’s 2014 Healthy and Safe Food Regulatory Forum are Now Available

Above, CFIA's Electron Microscope Image of Salmonella bacteria. (In reality Salmonella is not pink; the pink colour is added as visual aid.)

Above, CFIA’s Electron Microscope Image of Salmonella bacteria. (In reality Salmonella is not pink; the pink colour is added as visual aid.)

Due to a recall in the United States, industry is recalling two brands of organic carob powder – Earth Circle Organics brand and Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary brand – from the Canadian marketplace due to possible Salmonella bacteria contamination.

  • Consumers should not consume the recalled products.
  • The recall by the US company is published on the website of the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

Please click here for the description of the recalled products in Canada.

  • There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The other details of this recall are as follows.

Read more of Organic Carob Powder Recalled: Earth Circle Organics & Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary Brands

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Due to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results, Jan K Overweel Ltd. is recalling certain Italian cheeses - Luigi Guffanti 1876 Brand Burrata di Corato and Vecchia Malga Brand Burratina -  from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes bacteria contamination.

  • Consumers should not consume the recalled products.

Please click here for the description and photos of the recalled products.

  • There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The other details of this recall are as follows.

Read more of Luigi Guffanti 1876 Brand Burrata di Corato and Vecchia Malga Brand Burratina Cheeses are Recalled


Wawona Packing Company of California, USA, is recalling Sweet 2 Eat brand fresh, whole peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes bacteria contamination.

Please click here for the description and photos of the recalled products in Canada.

  • There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The other details of this recall are as follows.

Read more of Recall: Sweet 2 Eat Brand Fresh, Whole Peaches, Plums, Nectarines & Pluots from California, USA

This video presents “Young Entrepreneurs can get up to $3,000 with Summer Company.”

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Our most recent video featuring some participants from Summer Company program discussing how the program works, how they found success and what they have taken away from the experience.

The Youth Jobs Strategy involves four programs that are focused on helping youth aged 15-29 get the support they need to gain valuable workplace training and experience.

  1. The Youth Employment Fund
    • If you are unemployed, not in school full-time and between 15 and 29, Ontario will do more to help you connect with employers and get a job placement of four to six months.
    • Ontario will provide incentives to employers to help cover the cost of wages and training for new hires and help youth cover costs like transportation or tools required for the job.
    • Youth and employers can apply online now to Employment Ontario’s Employment Service.
  2. The Youth Entrepreneurship Fund
    Read more of Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy: Four Programs Help Canadians Aged 15-29 Get Training & Experience