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.)

This is an update to the previous blog, 11th List of Recalled Products Containing Organic Sprouted Chia Seeds and/or Organic Sprouted Flax Seeds.

Additional product info was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

  • Advantage Health Matters is recalling Organic Traditions brand Sprouted Flax Seed Powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella bacteria contamination.
    • Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Please click here for the second list of recalled organic sprouted flax seed 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 Second List of Recalled Organic Sprouted Flax Seed Products

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling Bavarian Link Meat Products Ltd. brand Cooked Roast Beef due to Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

  • CFIA Reference number: 9343.

Please click here for the description of the affected product.

The other details of this recall are as follows. Read more of Health Hazard Alert: Bavarian Link Meat Products Ltd. Brand Cooked Roast Beef is Recalled

This is an update to the previous blog, First List of Recalled Milk Products by Agropur Coopérative.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling milk products by Agropur Coopérative due to spoilage.

The other details of this recall are as follows. Read more of Second List of Recalled Milk Products by Agropur Coopérative

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling Natrel brand milk products due to spoilage.

  •  CFIA Reference number: 9218.

Please click here for the descriptions of the affected products.

The other details of this recall are as follows. Read more of First List of Recalled Milk Products by Agropur Coopérative

small business forum 2014

City of Toronto’s Enterprise Toronto

Presents

Small Business Forum 2014

FREE Admission

Thursday, October 23
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EDT)
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Boulevard
South Building, Level 800, Exhibit Hall F & G
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Small Business Forum is a must-attend event for entrepreneurs, from aspiring startup owners to established business operators across all sectors.

  • This Forum is also a Trade Show which is a great opportunity for small business service and product providers to build brand awareness, generate leads, and network with Toronto’s small business community.
  • Reach 2,000 attendees representing Toronto’s diverse small business community, all levels of government, and a range of product and service providers.
  • New to the exhibitor area this year is a focus on incubators, which gives attendees opportunities to interact with 12 of Toronto’s incubators.
    • Entrepreneurs who are part of these incubators will also be present, sharing new solutions for local businesses.

All-in-one space includes these highlights of the event.

Read more of You’re Invited: Small Business Forum 2014 October 23 in Toronto

"Canadians deserve better — and future generations depend on it. Support the plan to protect our coast." Sign the petition here: http://greatbearsea.org/  . #GreatBearSea . Image by David Suzuki.

“Canadians deserve better — and future generations depend on it. Support the plan to protect our coast.” Sign the petition here: http://greatbearsea.org/ . #GreatBearSea . Image by David Suzuki.

This video presents Kids know why we need to protect the Great Bear Sea.

“Our kids understand the importance of protecting our natural treasures, and we should too.
Take action today. Sign the petition here: http://greatbearsea.org .”

Great Bear Sea map

Great Bear Sea map

WWF-Canada is urging us to help protect Canada’s Great Bear Sea, one of the world’s most intact marine ecosystems.

“This fall, the Province of B.C. will decide whether to adopt plans to safeguard the Great Bear Sea.

…15,000 people have already signed the petition demanding that our government step up to protect British Columbia’s Great Bear Sea. That’s a big show of support, but with just six days before the October 23 deadline, we need to increase the pressure.

WWF-Canada

The David Suzuki.org provides the following explanation in the Protect Our Great Bear Sea petition: Read more of Please Help Protect Canada’s Great Bear Sea: Petition British Columbia Before Oct.23, 2014

This is an update to these previous blogs:

This video presents The risk of the Ebola virus coming to Canada.

  • Dr. Natasha Crowcroft (Chief of Infectious Disease, Public Health Ontario) talks to Dina Pugliese about the risk, and how Ontario is prepared to deal with the virus.

Electron Microscope Image of Ebola Virus: Image extracted from abc News video “Ebola Outbreak: Epidemic ‘Out of Control’.” (In reality, Ebola is neither blue, red nor white. Colours are added as visual aids.)

Electron Microscope Image of Ebola Virus: Image extracted from abc News video “Ebola Outbreak: Epidemic ‘Out of Control’.” (In reality, Ebola is neither blue, red nor white. Colours are added as visual aids.)

To further protect the safety of all Ontarians, including health care workers in any potential case of Ebola in the province, the new measures include:

  • Designating the following referral hospitals (10) in Ontario, Canada, to treat confirmed cases of Ebola:
    • Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario,
    • Hamilton Health Sciences,
    • Health Sciences North,
    • Hospital for Sick Children,
    • Kingston General Hospital,
    • London Health Sciences Centre,
    • The Ottawa Hospital,
    • St. Michael’s Hospital,
    • Sunnybrook Hospital, and
    • University Health Network’s Toronto Western Hospital
  • Testing Ebola specimens at Public Health Ontario’s provincial labs starting on Monday, October 20, 2014.

NEWS RELEASE

Province Enhancing Measures to Prepare For Ebola Virus Disease

Ontario Provides Additional Measures to Protect the Public and Health Care Workers

October 17, 2014 9:00 A.M.
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Ontario is taking action to enhance the province’s readiness to contain and treat any potential case of Ebola in the province. These measures will further protect the safety of all Ontarians, including health care workers.

The new measures include: Read more of Prepare For Ebola Virus Epidemic: Ontario Provides Extra Measures to Protect Canadians