Monthly Archives May 2019

Author: Canadian Food Inspection Agency --- Source: Health hazard alerts (non-allergy) only Food Recall Warning (pieces of glass) – Certain President’s Choice brand and PC Black Label brand sauces

Distribution - National. Recalling firm - Loblaw Companies Limited. Read More

CFIA now empowered to levy food safety fines of up to $15,000

Canadian Food Inspection Agency officials say they’re already using the agency’s new power to assess “Administrative Monetary Penalties” of up to $15,000 against food businesses for for violations that threaten food safety and market access for Canadian goods. The government says it is committed to maintaining a strong food safety system, which now includes the... Continue Reading Read More

Researchers predict increasing severity of Salmonella outbreaks

Future Salmonella outbreaks are likely to become more severe, according to researchers from an Australian university. The team from the University of Sydney used more than 17,000 Salmonella Typhimurium isolates collected from 2008 to 2016 to demonstrate that genetic networks of Salmonella are linked through a few degrees of separation, likely indicating an increasing severity... Continue Reading Read More

Glyphosate use may be OK on farms, gardens, but Bayer may pay for it

Its critics say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has “doubled down” on the active ingredient in Roundup, the popular weed killer. But that’s probably an overstatement. On April 30 the EPA changed Roundup’s label requirements with suggested application measures to reduce glyphosate drift and disclosure about herbicide resistance. New instructions will advise against spraying Roundup... Continue Reading Read More