Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

This is an update to the following previous blogs:

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

  • Fromagerie Le Détour (2003) Inc. is recalling Citadelle and Grey Owl cheese from the marketplace because they may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria.
  • Consumers should not consume the recalled products.

Please click here for the fifth list of recalled goat cheese 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 Fifth List of Recalled Goat Cheese Products: Brands are Citadelle and Grey Owl Cheese

Due to a consumer complaint, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Walmart Canada Corporation and Mead Johnson Nutrition (Canada) Company are advising the public that some bottles of Enfamil A+ Ready-to-Feed Infant Formula have been found with the tamper-proof seal broken and blue tape applied in its place.

  • These bottles were found to contain water and some formula residue instead of infant formula.
  • A total of three complaints have been reported in Brampton and Mississauga.
  • Walmart immediately removed the product from sale in a number of stores in the Halton and Peel regions of Toronto and did not find any additional product that had been altered.

Please click here for the product description and photos.

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

The other details of this recall are as follows.

Read more of Recall: Enfamil A+ Ready-to-Feed Infant Formula Bottles with Blue Tape & Broken Tamper-proof Seal

generation steelband festival 2014

New Generation Steelband Festival

Saturday, July 12, 3 pm – 8 pm

Free Admission

250 FORT YORK BLVD Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Work: (416) 392-6907
fortyork@toronto.ca

Here are the highlights of this festival.

  • Ten Bands – Caribbean Food – Fun!
    • “A celebration of Caribbean steel pan music featuring seven GTA youth steelbands, the award winning ensembles Pan Fantasy and Afropan, and the joyous Farmer’s Rhythm Section.”
      • Other participating bands performing include CCAH Steel Orchestra, Gemini Pan Groove, JK Pan Vibrations, Malvern Praise on Pan, Silhouettes Youth Steel Orchestra, St. Jamestown Youth Centre Steel Orchestra, Symphonyx Steel Orchestra and the Farmers Rhythm Section.
    • All performing outdoors on the grounds of Fort York.
    • There will be great Caribbean food.
    • FREE all ages pan workshops.
    • Plenty of opportunities for audience participation – dance, dance, dance!

Please click here for more info about the festival and steelbands.

Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre at Earl Bales Park. Image by City of Toronto.

Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre at Earl Bales Park. Image by City of Toronto.

Music and Theatre Performances at Toronto’s Earl Bales Park

FREE Admission

July 15 – August 28, 2014: “Tuesday Night Live and the Thursday Night Family Fun Summer Series”

Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre
Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The following news release provides the itinerary for both the Tuesday Night Live music and the Family Fun summer series of theatre performances in Earl Bales Park:

Read more of Invite: Steelband Festival Jul.12 + Outdoor Music & Theatre Performances Jul.15-Aug.28, 2014

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

Image by Health Canada

Image by Health Canada

Canadian Food Inspection Agency CFIA)

NEWS RELEASE

Notice to Industry – Comment period extended for certain food safety modernization consultations

Ottawa, July 11, 2014: To encourage as much feedback as possible, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has extended the comment period for the following consultations related to food safety modernization:

The new deadline is August 29, 2014. Information on how to submit comments for each consultation is available at the above links.

Read more of Some Food Safety Consultations: CFIA Comment Period Extended to Aug.29, 2014

This video presents “Toronto Raptors Greivis Vasquez at TO2015 1-year-to-go party!”

  • “Toronto Raptor Greivis Vasquez is attending TORONTO 2015′s FREE one-year-to-go party at Nathan Phillips Square on July 11 and 12.
  • Join Greivis and a host of other athletes, celebrities, singers and entertainers for a weekend of TORONTO 2015 summer fun.”
  • 1 year to go! #WeArePanAm

Toronto is the Host City of the 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games.

  • The Pan American Games will be held from July 10 – 26, 2015 and the Parapan American Games will run from August 7 – 15, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • “Ten thousand athletes, coaches and officials from 41 countries across the Americas and the Caribbean, and 250,000 visitors will be inspired by Toronto’s hospitality, diversity and dynamism during the Games.”

Toronto City Hall

  • Starting today, July 10, and continuing throughout this weekend’s festivities, there is the TORONTO 2015 Games Legacy Exhibit in the City Hall rotunda that outlines the full benefits and legacy of the Games for Toronto.
    • This display details the Host City Showcase Program, a unique initiative featuring 28 innovative projects.
    • The exhibit also features facility investments and celebration programs that are being funded by the City of Toronto, Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada and other stakeholders and sponsors.
  • Learn about the new programs and activities the City of Toronto is offering in the spirit of the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

FREE festivities at Nathan Phillips Square include the following:

Read more of You’re Invited: TORONTO 2015 Games’ One-year Countdown Festivities July 10-12, 2014

An artist rendering of a future Eglinton streetscape near the Golden Mile by Warden Avenue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This image was extracted from the video below.

An artist rendering of a future Eglinton streetscape near the Golden Mile by Warden Avenue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This image was extracted from the video below.

The following silent video presents “Eglinton Connects: Demonstration of how the Golden Mile could transform over time.”

  • VIDEO IS SILENT.
  • “This video shows a section of the Eglinton streetscape near the Golden Mile by Warden Avenue” in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • “The Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) infrastructure, which will be running at grade along the street at this section, offers the potential for positive incremental change to the street itself, as well as development potential of adjacent lands.”
  • The video depicts a demonstration of how this could happen.
    • “First, the LRT is built, running down the centre of the street, and replacing the bus lanes that currently exist.
    • The LRT could run along a planted green surface, lined with trees.
    • New bike lanes approved in 2010 could be improved by being physically separated from moving traffic.
    • Over time, the public realm could be transformed through wider sidewalks and space for large trees.
    • With an improved public realm and THE new LRT, development may be attracted to the area and start building along the line.
      • New development would bring new people and jobs to the area, to help maximize the new LRT infrastructure.”
  • “An improved public realm and transit supportive development are goals of the City of Toronto’s Eglinton Connects Planning Study. “

Eglinton Connects' Executive Summary

Eglinton Connects’ Executive Summary

“The Vision

Eglinton Avenue will become Toronto’s central east-west avenue – a green, beautiful linear space that supports residential living, employment, retail and public uses in a setting of community vibrancy. Its design will balance all forms of mobility and connect neighbourhoods and natural valley systems to the larger city and the region.”

Eglinton Connects: City of Toronto Planning Study
Executive Summary, March 2014
http://www1.toronto.ca/City%20Of%20Toronto/City%20Planning/Urban%20Design/Eglinton%20Connects/Apri14%20Update/EgConnects%20ExecSum%20Final.pdf

Eglinton Connects is about planning for the future Eglinton Avenue, and how to best leverage investment in rapid transit for the benefit of communities in Toronto.

  • Metrolinx is investing in the design and construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line.
  • This investment will result in improvements to public transit service along Eglinton Avenue over the next decade.

This is an update to these previous blogs:

The EGLINTONconnects plan and process.

The EGLINTONconnects plan and process.

The Plan

EGLINTONconnects is the City of Toronto’s comprehensive planning study for developing a vision and planning recommendations for the future of Eglinton from Jane Street to Kennedy Road.

  • The Plan included a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to guide reconfiguration of the Eglinton right-of-way where the Crosstown LRT will run underground.
  • “Eglinton Avenue can become a green public realm that connects seamlessly into the Humber and Don River valleys, including greater tree canopy, enhanced open spaces and green transit infrastructure.”

The Process

The EGLINTONconnects Plan is the result of a two-year process involving more than 60 public and stakeholder consultation events and four surveys.

  • Approximately 5,000 people participated in the study.

Eglinton Scarborough Crosstown Planning Study Team addresses some concerns and provides an update in the following letter:

Read more of The Eglinton Connects Planning Study Team Provides Update on Planning the Future of Eglinton Ave.

Image by Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Image by Canadian Food Inspection Agency

This is an update to the following previous blogs:

CBC.ca recently reported about identifying the “unsuitable ingredients” which were the reasons for the following recalls:

  • meat product (wieners) of Ukrainian Co-Op Assoc. Ltd.,
  • Northern Natural Processing brand beef products, and
  • Harvest brand meat products.

CBC.ca asked the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) about the “unsuitable ingredients.” Here are the CFIA’s responses.

Read more of ‘Notification’ Lists of Recalled Meat Products in Canada: Unsuitable Ingredients are Revealed