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

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

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling Kraft brand Double Cheddar Shredded Natural Cheese due to presence of plastic pieces.

  • CFIA Reference number: 9310.

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: Kraft Brand Double Cheddar Shredded Natural Cheese is Recalled

Oct 17 is International Day for The Eradication of Poverty

Join PACC (Poverty Action For Change Coalition) for York Region’s representative 2014 event at Newmarket’s Riverwalk Commons, 200 Duncan St., outside The Lions Hall, simultaneously being held alongside events around the world to draw attention to those in poverty at home and abroad.

The International Day has been marked in Newmarket over 12 years now, and was originally designed 23 years ago, when launched in Paris France in front of the U.N. building, by a man of cloth who came from poverty and who wanted to make a difference, culminating with millions standing at once setting a world record for doing so in 2011! He has made a difference. You can too!

Come out and lend an ear or voice on Oct 17 2014!

Tom Pearson
Chair, PACC (Poverty Action For Change Coalition)

Here are the key highlights of this International Day for The Eradication of Poverty, a FREE event in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

Read more of You’re Invited: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, York Region Oct.17, 2014, 7-10 PM