The Fresh Express brand of a chopped sunflower salad mix is being recalled on suspicion of contamination with E. coli 0157:H7. It may be connected with illnesses reported in the United States from romaine lettuce.

Salad mix recalled

The Fresh Express brand of a chopped sunflower salad mix is being recalled on suspicion of contamination with E. coli 0157:H7. It may be connected with illnesses reported in the United States from romaine lettuce. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced the updated recall Dec. 12. The product may have been distributed nationally, but is […] Read more

Coleslaw recalled | Photo from Canadian Food Inspection Agency

PC coleslaw recalled across western Canada

President’s Choice brand coleslaw, distributed by Loblaw companies, is the subject of a recall across western Canada due to risk of contamination with salmonella bacteria. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced the recall Dec. 3. It pertains to 397-gram packages of coleslaw with best before dates of Dec. 4. No illnesses have been reported in […] Read more

Implants must be used properly to get full performance and product quality.  |  File photo

Proper use urged for growth implants

Implants reduce the labour and carbon footprint per serving of beef, but it’s important to use them correctly

Carcass quality and thus the quality of beef can be affected by use of growth implants — for better and for worse, depending on how they are used. Robbi Pritchard, ruminant nutritionist with South Dakota State University, gave that message at a recent Feeding Quality Forum in Amarillo, Texas, and supplemented the message at the […] Read more


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said yesterday that the product was distributed to hotels, restaurants and institutions in Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba, and possibly nationally. | CFIA photo

Bacon recalled

The Nossack brand of European style back bacon is subject to recall due to potential contamination with listeria bacteria. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said yesterday that the product was distributed to hotels, restaurants and institutions in Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba, and possibly nationally. No illnesses have been reported in connection with consuming the […] Read more

Forty-one different Mann's Organic products including broccoli coleslaw, kale-beet blends, cauliflower, corn, broccoli, green beans, and veggie trays are subject to recall, all bearing best before dates up to and including Nov. 16. | Screencap via veggiesmadeeasy.com

Numerous veggie products recalled due to listeria risk

Numerous fresh-cut vegetable products were added Nov. 3 to a recall list by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency due to possible contamination with listeria bacteria. Forty-one different Mann’s Organic products including broccoli coleslaw, kale-beet blends, cauliflower, corn, broccoli, green beans, and veggie trays are subject to recall, all bearing best before dates up to and […] Read more


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said yesterday that the Compliments brand of sweet kale blend in 255 gram packages with best before dates from Oct. 28 to Nov. 3 are being voluntarily recalled by the company. | CFIA photo

Kale and baby formula recalled

Packages of sweet kale blend sold at Sobeys stores in all provinces except Quebec are subject to recall as of Oct. 30 due to potential contamination by listeria bacteria. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said yesterday that the Compliments brand of sweet kale blend in 255 gram packages with best before dates from Oct. 28 […] Read more

Agrium pleads guilty to ammonia violation

The Alberta Environment and Parks department today reported that fertilizer company Agrium Inc. has pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to report an ammonia release from its Carseland Nitrogen facility southeast of Calgary in January 2017. The company, now known as Nutrien, was fined $28,750 for the infraction. The government department said Agrium, as […] Read more

Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. is based in Toronto. The CFIA suspended the company's Safe Food for Canadians licence in September for

Beef products join recall list

The CFIA yesterday announced a recall of 102 raw beef and raw veal products from Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. on suspicion of E. coli contamination. The products were distributed nationally at retail. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall, the CFIA said. A full list can be found here. Ryding-Regency Meat Packers […] Read more


After announcing the recall of seven chicken products Sept. 27, the CFIA expanded its list Sept. 30 to 51 cooked chicken products. | CFIA photos

Chicken recall expanded

A recall of cooked diced chicken products due to potential listeria contamination was vastly expanded yesterday based on results from a Canadian Food Inspection Agency investigation. After announcing the recall of seven chicken products Sept. 27, the CFIA expanded its list Sept. 30 to 51 cooked chicken products. A full list can be found here. […] Read more

Chicken products recalled

Seven cooked and diced chicken products are subject to recall due to possible contamination with listeria bacteria. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Sept. 27 that the products were distributed at retail outlets across most of Canada, including the four western provinces, and are being voluntarily recalled by the food industry. No illnesses have been […] Read more