Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

This is an update tot the previous blog, Health Hazard Alert: Unpasteurized Apple Cider Processed by Rolling Acres Cider Mill is Recalled. (First list of recalled unpasteurized cider products.)

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

The other details of this recall are as follows. Read more of Second List of Recalled Unpasteurized Cider Products

Above, electron microscope image of E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. (In reality E. coli is not mauve; the mauve colour is added as visual aid.)

Above, electron microscope image of E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. (In reality E. coli is not mauve; the mauve colour is added as visual aid.)

This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak.

The other details of this recall are as follows. Read more of Health Hazard Alert: Unpasteurized Apple Cider Processed by Rolling Acres Cider Mill is Recalled

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.)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling Eel Lake Oyster Farm brand Live Oysters due to Salmonella bacteria.

Other details of the recall are as follows. Read more of Health Hazard Alert: Eel Lake Oyster Farm Brand Live Oysters are Recalled

Premier Kathleen Wynne: Trade Mission to China Attracts New Investments. Image by Ontario Office of the Premier.

Premier Kathleen Wynne: Trade Mission to China Attracts New Investments. Image by Ontario Office of the Premier.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, during her first trade mission to China, announced on October 27 and 28, 2014, that Ontario secured the following significant new investments from Chinese partners:

  • October 27
    • Suzhou Xingya Investment Company announced it will invest about $20 million in a new steel nail manufacturing plant in Kitchener, which will create up to 80 new jobs for Ontarians.
    • Jiangsu Huayi Technology Co. announced an investment in Ontario’s medical sector valued at $40 million that will create 50 jobs.
    • And Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. announced an investment of $70 million to build solar-powered technology, which will lead to 100 new manufacturing jobs in Ontario.
    • Delegates travelling with the Ontario mission signed 13 agreements that will strengthen Ontario’s collaborative relationship with China. They are focused on environmental and medical technologies.
    • Jiangsu province recently announced it has selected Toronto to be the home of its Agricultural Talents Training Centre, which is set to open in 2015.
Delegates travelling with the Ontario mission signed 13 agreements that will strengthen Ontario’s collaborative relationship with China. Image by Ontario Office of the Premier.

Delegates travelling with the Ontario mission signed 13 agreements that will strengthen Ontario’s collaborative relationship with China. Image by Ontario Office of the Premier.

  • October 28
    • Greenland Group, a global property development company based in Shanghai, will build a pair of residential towers in downtown Toronto. Construction on the $400-million project is scheduled to begin within six months and will create up to 200 jobs.
    • Shanghai Yuyuan Tourist Mart and Mennie Canada Ltd. will set up a joint venture in Toronto, investing $5 million in four Chinese restaurants over the next three years. This investment will create 80 jobs in several locations in Ontario, including Toronto, Markham and Niagara Falls.
    • ZTE Canada, a global telecommunications equipment company, plans to invest $17 million over the next three years in an Ottawa research and development centre. This is expected to create 40 new jobs.
    • EHC Global and Shanghai Wei Long Enterprise will partner in the design, manufacture, sales and service of components for the global lift industry, which includes elevators and escalators. The value of the contract could reach $20 million over the next three years, and will create up to 20 new jobs.
    • Ontario and the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote increased R&D and commercialization partnerships.

In total, Ontario secured about $572 million investment projects from China to create up to 570 Canadian jobs.

Premier Kathleen Wynne: Trade Mission to China Attracts New Investments. Image by Ontario Office of the Premier.

Premier Kathleen Wynne: Trade Mission to China Attracts New Investments. Image by Ontario Office of the Premier.

NEWS RELEASE

Ontario Secures More Investments in China

Projects Valued at About $442 Million Will Create up to 340 Jobs in Ontario

October 28, 2014 2:35 P.M. Office of the Premier

Ontario secured significant new investments from Chinese partners today, as part of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s first trade mission to China. These investments will create jobs in several communities, including Toronto, Ottawa, Markham and Niagara Falls. Read more of Ontario Secured About $572 Million Investment Projects from China to Create up to 570 Canadian Jobs

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SumofUs.org: "Health Canada -- reject Bayer's risky new pesticide to bees." mage by SumofUs.org

SumofUs.org: “Health Canada — reject Bayer’s risky new pesticide to bees.” Image by SumofUs.org

Pesticide giant Bayer wants our government to approve ANOTHER new bee-killing insecticide, flupyradifurone.

Health Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is proposing full registration for the sale and use of Flupyradifurone TC, and the end-use products BYI 02960 480 FS and Sivanto 200 SL, containing the technical grade active ingredient flupyradifurone, to control various insect pests.

Bayer has launched flupyradifurone (trade mark as Sivanto Prime) in Honduras and Guatemala this year. The US EPA has scheduled registration decision for this by the end of this year. The comment for PMRA’s proposal is open to public until November 3rd.

Health Canada

Proposed Registration Decision – PRD2014-20

Flupyradifurone

19 September 2014

Proposed Registration Decision for Flupyradifurone

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act and Regulations, is proposing full registration for the sale and use of Flupyradifurone TC, and the end-use products BYI 02960 480 FS and Sivanto 200 SL, containing the technical grade active ingredient flupyradifurone, to control various insect pests…..

Flupyradifurone is moderately persistent to persistent in the terrestrial environment and persistent in the aquatic environment with the exception of the photic zones where it is not expected to persist. Flupyradifurone is highly mobile and has a potential to leach to groundwater and enter aquatic environments through surface runoff. Flupyradifurone used as a foliar spray may pose a potential risk to non-target terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates, including bees. When flupyradifurone is used for soybean seed treatment, it poses a potential risk to birds and small wild mammals. However, no risk to bees is expected through dust-off exposure during planting of treated seeds. The identified risks can be mitigated with spray buffer zones to protect sensitive aquatic habitats from spray drift and through the use of label statements to inform and instruct users regarding potential risks to birds and mammals, bees and beneficial arthropods, and to the environment….

Before making a final registration decision on flupyradifurone, the PMRA will consider all comments received from the public in response to this consultation document. The PMRA will accept written comments on this proposal up to 45 days from the date of publication of this document. Please note that, to comply with Canada’s international trade obligations, consultation on the proposed MRLs will also be conducted internationally via a notification to the World Trade Organization. Please forward all comments to Publications (contact information on the cover page of this document). The PMRA will then publish a Registration Decision, which will include its decision, the reasons for it, a summary of comments received on the proposed final decision and the Agency’s response to these comments.

When the PMRA makes its registration decision, it will publish a Registration Decision on flupyradifurone (based on the Science Evaluation of this consultation document). In addition, the test data referenced in this consultation document will be available for public inspection, upon application, in the PMRA’s Reading Room (located in Ottawa)…..

http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2014/sc-hc/H113-9-2014-20-eng.pdf

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In the letter below, the SumofUs.org team urges us to: Read more of Bee Hazard Alert: Please Petition Health Canada to Reject Flupyradifurone, before Nov.3, 2014

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling Chimei brand Fluffy Green Onion Waffle due to unsuitable ingredients.

Please click here for descriptions of the affected products.

Other details of the recall are as follows. Read more of Health Hazard Alert: Chimei Brand Fluffy Green Onion Waffle is Recalled

This recall was triggered by the company.

  • Loblaw Companies Limited is voluntarily recalling President’s Choice Organics brand Primavera Pasta Sauce from the marketplace due to possible plastic contamination.
  • Consumers should not consume the recalled product.

Please click here for the description and photo of the affected product.

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

The other details of this recall are as follows. Read more of Health Hazard Alert: President’s Choice Organics Brand Primavera Pasta Sauce is Recalled