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Canadian Firm Recalls 26,000+ pounds of Pork

December 23, 2014 by


BMG Trading, Inc. of Oakville, Ontario Canada is recalling approximately 26,108 pounds of pork leg flank produced without the benefit of federal inspection. The recalled pork leg flank was distributed in 1800 lb (approximate) combo bins containing 65 – 75 legs each and were produced on December 16, 2014. The products bear the establishment number […]

8,800+ Pounds of Italian-type Meats Recall

February 23, 2014 by


Santa Maria Foods Corporation of Rexdale, Ontario, Canada  is recalling approximately 8,895 pounds of various meat products, because they were imported without the benefit of full USDA inspection.  The following Santa Maria Foods Corporation products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)] 11.1-oz. “Sopressata Salami” bearing package code “2014AL30” 5.1-lbs. “MASTRO Milano Salami” bearing […]

Going public fail: E. coli cheese outbreak suspected days before recall issued

September 19, 2013 by


by Doug Powell My friend and hockey goon Kevin Allen at the University of British Columbia makes some good points about policy after one person died and 16 others were sickened with E. coli O157:H7 via raw milk cheese in Canada. Dr. Robert Parker, the chief medical officer for the B.C. Interior Health Authority, makes […]

U.S. agency alerted Canada to E. coli danger

September 23, 2012 by


by Doug Powell As the Canadian Food Inspection Agency expands the XL Foods E. coli O157:H7 recall for the sixth time tonight, it was revealed CFIA first became aware of problems with the beef when tests conducted in the U.S. came back positive. According to the Canadian Press, agency spokesman Garfield Balsom confirmed that word […]

People are sick, but no one is saying how many; Salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to beef

April 7, 2012 by


by Doug Powell CFIA sucks at writing press releases. Information that other health agencies consider pertinent in a suspected outbreak of foodborne illness, like the number of suspected sick people, or how a positive test for a food product was obtained, are rarely included, leaving journalists and others to guess. It fuels suspicion, conspiracy theories […]