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

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising consumers of a possible food tampering situation involving potatoes harvested and packed by Linkletter Farms Ltd. of Summerside, PEI.

  • Linkletter Farms Ltd. is voluntarily withdrawing certain products following a consumer complaint in which a metal object appears to have been inserted into a potato.
  • As tampering is a criminal offense, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is leading the investigation into this matter.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is supporting the investigation.

Please click here for the descriptions of the affected products.

  • There have been no confirmed illnesses or injuries associated with the consumption of these products.
  • As a precaution, consumers should carefully check potatoes for foreign objects.

The other details of this recall are as follows.

Read more of Recalling Potatoes Packed by Linkletter Farms Ltd., PEI, Due to Suspected Food Tampering

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 is an update to the previous blogs,

This recall was triggered by the E. coli O157:H7 foodborne outbreak investigation led by Alberta Health Services (http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/10353.asp) and supported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

  • As the investigation proceeds, if other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
  • Alberta Health Services and the CFIA are verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.
  • Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage is recalling frozen, raw, ground chicken products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.
    • Consumers should not consume the recalled products.
  • Please click here for the descriptions and photos of these affected products.
    • The affected frozen, raw, ground chicken products were sold in Alberta.
  • Confirmed Cases of E.coli O157:H7
    July 15, 2014 to October 2, 2014*:

    North Zone  7
    Edmonton Zone  55
    Central Zone  7
    Calgary Zone  85
    South Zone  12
    Total  166

    * Case Numbers are updated, by 5 p.m., daily, Monday – Friday. Case Numbers are not updated on weekends or statutory holidays.

    • There have been four reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The other details of this recall are as follows.
Read more of E. coli Outbreak’s 3rd Recall List: Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage Brand Ground Chicken Products