HACCPCanada Food Safety News

By HACCPCanada Certification Team | All Things HACCP

1 death from E. coli after lettuce warning, health officials won't say where

30 people sick in 5 provinces, largest group with infection is in Newfoundland and Labrador<p>The Public Health Agency of Canada has confirmed that one …

Public Health

Publisher’s Platform: Six deadliest U.S. foodborne outbreaks

Although the United States is know world-wide as having one of the safest food supplies, there have been instances where some of the foods most …

Public Health

Pesticide report shows no residue on half of U.S. food tested

The annual analysis of pesticide residues in domestic and imported foods, with the results for fiscal year 2015, showed 98 percent of tested foods …

Agriculture

Canadian raw milk crusader serving 60 days — on weekends

Canada’s best known raw milk crusader, Ottawa’s Michael Schmidt, was sentenced Wednesday to 60 days in jail after being found guilty of obstructing a …

Nutrition

U.S inspectors flunk Canadian meat inspections

The Office of the Inspector General says the United States auditors who check up on Canadian meat-packing plants and laboratories are not doing an …

FDA raw milk petition divides fans; one camp admits hazards

The new strategy to bust loose more territory for retail sales of raw milk has caused the unintended consequence of dividing proponents over a …

Nutrition

Are you eating leftover pork or leftover pathogens?

Consuming leftover pork chops carries a high risk for contracting Salmonella and Listeria infections if the meat was not originally cooked well-done, …

Salmonella

'People are being duped'

Some Ontario vendors caught misleading consumers about the food for sale on their tables<p>Some farmers market vendors push bogus homegrown stories to …

Loblaws failed to alert CFIA to hazard

Documents obtained via Access to Information reveal that Loblaws failed to notify the Canadian Food Inspection Agency that it had problems with …

Joint food safety system proposed

Canada and the United States should set up a joint food safety system, recommends the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute.<br>It has issued a report …

Shared values are the foundation for a culture of food safety

To create a food safety culture in any organization, there first must be understanding of what this means.I frequently discuss the importance of …

Agriculture

Contaminated soy butter still on sale 6 months after recall

Identified as the cause of an E. coli outbreak — and recalled in March — I.M. Healthy “SoyNut Butter” was still on the shelf yesterday at a Luckys …

E.coli

Natalie Portman-Narrated Documentary ‘Eating Animals’ Is A Harrowing Warning Shot About Our Food – Telluride

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> Making its World Premiere here in Telluride is a devastating new documentary that chronicles the massive industrial production of food in …

Natalie Portman

Teenager has emergency appendectomy after folk fest salmonella scare

An Edmonton teenager says she was hospitalized and had to have her appendix removed after contracting salmonella poisoning from a food booth at the …

Medicine

IBM in Blockchain Collaboration for Food Safety

Another new use has been found for blockchain. Last week, IBM announced that it's collaborating with a group of 10 major food suppliers "to identify …

Agriculture

Notice to Industry - Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice

Notice to Industry - Amendments to theCFIAFees Notice<p>Ottawa, August 14, 2017: Part 11 (Health of Animals Fees) of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency …

Rays, Concessions Partner Respond to Food Safety Report

A day after a Sports Illustrated report found that Tropicana Field had the worst food safety in Major League Baseball, the Tampa Bay Rays and its …

Agriculture

Disney reports US$177M payment after 'pink slime' suit settled

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Disney has reported spending US$177 million on a legal settlement during the quarter that its subsidiary ABC and a South Dakota …

Walt Disney Company

Canada's meat inspection system safe, says cattlemen's group in wake of critical U.S. audit

'Our food safety record is, I think, quite exemplary'<p>Claims by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that it found "systemic" problems around food …

Agriculture

U.S. audit raised 'significant questions' about Canadian meat inspections

CFIA says Canada and U.S. systems differ, but both work to ensure meat is free of contamination<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has found …

Agriculture

Twenty per cent of sausages tested across Canada contained meat not listed on label: study

<b>By Liam Casey</b><p>A federally funded study has found that 20 per cent of sausages sampled from grocery stores across Canada contained meats that weren’t …

Research

Publisher’s Platform: Why the US imports tainted food that can kill you

From an Op-ed on the Hill this week. Here is an excerpt:This week the CDC reported that at least 47 people were stricken with Salmonella<i>,</i> with one …

Hepatitis

FDA warns seafood processor for lack of hazard plan

A seafood processing facility in Missouri is on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis …

Agriculture

Salmonella Outbreak Exposes Flaw in FDA ‘Import Alert’ System

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and other state …

Public Health

Deadly Utah-Arizona E. coli outbreak blamed on farm animals

Infected farm animals followed by person-to-person contamination were the likely cause of an E coli O157:H7 outbreak that killed two children and …

Public Health

Antibiotic resistance, the food industry and animal agriculture

Every year more than 400,000 people in America get sick from infections caused by antibiotic-resistant foodborne bacteria, which cause more serious …

Public Health

Two British food executives imprisoned for horse meat scheme

Two British food company executives are behind bars for the the role they played in Europe’s 2012 scandal that saw horse meat passed off as …

Fraud

Online reviews for Chipotle signal something potentially very worrying for the brand (CMG)

Food poisoning outbreaks are fresh in consumers minds, and their anxiety paints a worrying picture for Chipotle.<p>Analysts at UBS’s "Evidence Lab" looked at roughly 130,000 online reviews of the Mexican chain to see how marketing efforts and grim headlines were affecting customer perceptions, and …

McDonald's swift to respond in China after mouldy ice cream maker photos go viral in US - ASEAN/East Asia

SHANGHAI: Viral photos and news reports in the United States allegedly showing a mouldy ice cream maker at a US outlet of McDonald's Corp have …

China