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Why Restaurants Must Adopt a Food Safety Culture;; December 10, 2018

When is a potato washer not a potato washer? When it’s washing cantaloupes;; December 9, 2018

Is it safe to eat romaine lettuce or kale?;; December 7, 2018

How a good food safety program can control norovirus;; December 7, 2018

Listeria finding prompts nationwide recall of kale salad in Canada;; December 5, 2018

Is there a way to keep E. coli out of romaine lettuce? Made-in-Canada cattle vaccine to reduce E. coli O157 not being used;; December 3, 2018

Food for thought – Why you need to know what you're eating;; December 2, 2018

Salmonella outbreak tied to cucumbers slowing; investigation continues;; November 29, 2018

Repeat outbreaks pressure produce industry to step up safety;; November 29, 2018

Romaine expected in stores soon; new labels with date, field information coming;; November 27, 2018

Romaine lettuce scare has Montreal clients turning to local greenhouses;; November 27, 2018

Romaine pain: In light of E. coli scare, farmer lauds P.E.I. leafy greens;; November 26, 2018

Romaine makes more Canadians ill as government says this is not going to be easy;; November 24, 2018

Feds paid Facebook $40,000 for ad showing how to cook chicken nuggets;; November 23, 2018

Canadian researchers invent quick test for E. coli in food New device tests for E. coli contamination;; November 22, 2018

Why romaine has a greater E. coli risk than other lettuces;; November 22, 2018

Public Health says it’s not safe to eat romaine lettuce in Ontario and Quebec. So why isn’t it being recalled?;; November 21, 2018

Les autorités demandent de ne plus consommer de laitue romaine Éclosion d'infections à E. coli;; November 20, 2018

Canadians Regulations come into force;; November 15, 2018

5 people became sick between August and October: BCCDC;; November 13, 2018

Une souris vivante dans un sac de pain;; November 9, 2018

'So gross': Hamilton mom disgusted after live mouse found in bag of bread;; November 9, 2018

P.E.I. health inspectors issue warning letters to 10 food premise establishments;; November 9, 2018

Do you actually know what's for dinner tonight? We are all victims of food fraud;; November 8, 2018

Risk of E. coli, Listeria spurs warning about Polonia Sausage House products;; November 7, 2018

All-you-can-eat food packaging could soon be on the menu;; November 7, 2018

'It looked disgusting': Toronto man complains of 'unsanitary' meat storage at Real Canadian Superstore;; November 5, 2018

There’s a magic number when cooking beef — and it’s 71 C;; November 5, 2018

Canada confirms more infections in outbreaks linked to frozen chicken;; November 2, 2018

Public Health Notice - Outbreak of Salmonella infections possibly linked to long English cucumbers;; November 2, 2018

‘We can effectively eliminate recalls’: Clear Labs eyes $100bn food safety opportunity;; November 2, 2018

How Tech Could Fix the Food Safety Crisis;; November 1, 2018

Food recalls: Some of the weird stuff that ends up in what we eat;; October 31, 2018

Sesame Could be Added to U.S. Food Labels as a Major Allergen;; October 30, 2018

Dining Destination Europea Slapped With Fines for Dead Rat and More To the tune of nearly $3,000;; October 30, 2018

Keith Warriner awarded for efforts;
barfblog; October 28, 2018

Janes Pub Style Chicken Burgers recalled across Canada after salmonella outbreak; by Jessica Vomiero; October 27, 2018

Un rat mort dans le restaurant chic de Jerôme Ferrer Le restaurant Europea écope de 2900 $ d’amendes;; October 27, 2018

Three Reasons your Restaurant Needs to Take Food Safety Seriously;; October 23, 2018

Cucumbers may be the reason for this salmonella outbreak, according to officials;; October 22, 2018

Health officials investigate salmonella outbreak that may be linked to cucumbers;
The Canadian Press; October 20, 2018

FDA food safety chief Ostroff to retire and be replaced by Walmart's Yiannas;; October 19, 2018

Éclosion d'infections de la salmonellose: 45 Canadiens ont été malades, dont un Québécois;; October 19, 2018

Effects of Millennials on Culinary Food Safety;; October 15, 2018

Canada’s top food safety agency reports on strategic progres;; October 15, 2018

Fishy business: Fighting fish and seafood fraud with digital traceability systems;; October 10, 2018

Various Sobeys vegetable products recalled due to risk of Listeria contamination;
THE CANADIAN PRESS; October 5, 2018

USA - Listeria illnesses spurs recall of ready-to-eat ham products; one person dead;
Food Safety News; October 4, 2018

USA - JBS in massive beef recall over 16-state Salmonella outbreak with 57 illnesses;
Food Safety News - By Dan Flynn; October 4, 2018

A Red Deer restaurant is among four in central Alberta currently closed for breaches of Alberta’s Public Health Act.;; October 4, 2018

Canadians say companies should be responsible for food safety: CFIA;; October 4, 2018

Advancing Food Safety and Trust - Maple Leaf Foods Hosts 10th Annual Food Safety Symposium;
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Oct 03, 2018, 07:30 ET; October 3, 2018

Cutting salt, sugar and plastics is great. But beware the potential food safety risks;
Chris Elliott, The Grocer; October 3, 2018

Loblaw recalls $10 Chicken Fries amid salmonella outbreak;; October 2, 2018

New U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal maintains status quo on food safety;; October 2, 2018

Canadian restaurant chain suffers country-wide outage after malware outbreak Some restaurant locations were temporarily shut down due to the IT outage, others continued to serve customers.;; October 2, 2018

How Restaurants Are Using Big Data as a Competitive Tool;
The Wall Street Journal; October 2, 2018

Vegetable products recalled over plastic packaging concerns;
The Canadian Press; October 1, 2018

Food safety warning issued for Côte St-Luc restaurant Ernie and Ellie's;
MONTREAL GAZETTE Updated: September 30, 2018; October 1, 2018

Walmart fined $20K for selling contaminated food after Fort McMurray wildfire;
The Canadian Press by Ryan Remiorz; October 1, 2018

Gen Z in the Workplace;; October 1, 2018

All The Restaurants That Have Failed Health Inspections By The City Of Montreal In 2018;
@Anan Punyod |; September 30, 2018

Richmond Oval café allowed to reopen after health infraction The restaurant was ordered closed on Tuesday due to signs of rodents.;
Megan Devlin / Richmond News; September 30, 2018

How to stop food sabotage;
Posted by Doug Powell on 09/21/2018 from Barfblog; September 28, 2018

419 sick with Salmonella from raw frozen chicken thingies in Canada since June 2017;
Posted by Doug Powell on 09/21/2018 from Barfblog; September 28, 2018

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations;
NSF Canada - September 25, 2018; September 28, 2018

Health inspection closes downtown Edmonton restaurant for second time - Urban China Restaurant ordered to close Sept. 18, following previous closure on Aug. 30;; September 25, 2018

Walmart Has a New Way to Track E. Coli Contaminated Foods, and of Course It Involves the Blockchain;; September 24, 2018

Listeria risk: Belleisle Foods initiates recall of coleslaw;; September 21, 2018

Consumer attitudes to 'best before' dates contribute to food waste, UQAM study finds;; September 20, 2018

Oyster Recall Has Just Been Issued Across Canada Due To Salmonella Contamination Contamination was first confirmed across Quebec.; by Sarah Lombardo; September 18, 2018

Nationwide salmonella scare prompts Nunavut public health alert Most breaded chicken products can cause salmonella; chili powder also fingered;; September 17, 2018

Inadequate Cooking and Handling Partly to Blame for Persistent Salmonella Illnesses in Canada;; September 14, 2018

Canada’s Chief Medical Officers of Health raising alarm on food safety: Salmonella + chicken products.;; September 13, 2018

Salmonella safeguards stressed as number of national outbreaks in Canada hits a dozen since 2017;; September 13, 2018

Food Safety Scares Are Up In 2018. Here's Why You Shouldn't Freak Out; by Allison Aubrey; September 10, 2018

Fresh lychees sold in B.C. recalled due to undeclared sulphites; by Craig Takeuchi; September 10, 2018

Salad kit recall expanded for Atlantic provinces;; September 9, 2018

Weed-killing chemical found in pasta, cereal and cookies sold in Canada: study;; September 9, 2018

Jet hand dryers 'aerosolise' E. coli and other harmful bugs, scientists warn; by Henry Bodkin; September 7, 2018

Food safety culture service launches for food manufacturers;
Food & Drink International:; September 5, 2018

September is national month for food safety;; September 5, 2018

Emergency EpiPen alternative priced for Canadian market at $170 each; by Nicole Ireland, Sept. 2, 2018; September 2, 2018

2 Major Food Recalls Have Been Announced Across Canada;; August 31, 2018

'Laxative of the sea’ being passed off as premium fish in Canada: new report; by Melanie Green; August 29, 2018

Restaurants Canada Takes Delivery to the Next Level with Exclusive Food Safety Technology;
Toronto, Aug. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE; August 28, 2018

E. Coli is good for you?;; August 28, 2018

Third E. coli Lawsuit Filed Against Food Supplier for US Marine Corps - USA;
By Bill Marler on August 24, 2018 Food Poisoning Journal; August 26, 2018

The first step towards a food safety culture—staff training;
August 23, 2018 Andrew Joseph Food In Canada Magazine; August 24, 2018

Cannabis Edibles and Food Safety: Buy At Your Own Risk;
By Francine L. Shaw, Kimberly Stuck – Food Safety Tech August 23, 2018; August 24, 2018

Canada: Food Businesses Face Extensive New Requirements For Food Safety In Canada;
Article by Alice Tseng Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh; August 1, 2018

B.C. scientists develop affordable, hand-held tool for testing salmonella;
By MELANIE GREENStarMetro Vancouver; August 1, 2018

Pregnant mom served cleaning solution instead of latte at southern Alberta McDonald's;
Lara Fominoff • LethbridgenewsNOW • Posted; July 31, 2018

Do Canadians know enough about food safety? Federal survey says No;
Jordan Press / The Canadian Press; July 29, 2018

How Close Are We To A Cure For Food Allergies?;
Chatelaine; April 24, 2018

All the news just repeats itself: Leafy greens in public;
Barfblog; April 24, 2018

Scientist creates faster way to fingerprint foodborne pathogens;; April 23, 2018

No recall of romaine in Canada, but CFIA keeping tabs on E. coli outbreak in U.S.;; April 23, 2018

Raw is risky: Salmonella growth on sprouts and microgreens;
barfblog; April 22, 2018

A foodborne illness outbreak could cost a restaurant millions, study suggests;
barf blog; April 22, 2018

No excuses: eat your greens, and in Canada that includes Romaine;; April 21, 2018

One death likely linked to E. coli outbreak in Edmonton, health officials say;; April 20, 2018

Mouse poop confrontation permanently closes Saint John deli;; April 20, 2018

Health Canada food recalls issued for multiple lunch products sold in Newfoundland and Labrador;
The Telegram; April 19, 2018

A Long, Long History of Outbreaks Linked to Leafy Greens;; April 19, 2018

Norovirus outbreak in Canada — here’s what’s triggering the vomiting bug;; April 19, 2018

Case count in Canadian oyster norovirus outbreak doubles;; April 18, 2018

Tim Hortons to Move Head Office to Toronto;; April 17, 2018

People are sick: Frozen strawberries grown in Egypt recalled because of hep A in Canada;
Barfblog; April 17, 2018

Foodborne Illnesses and Recalls on the Rise;; April 12, 2018

Oyster farms in British Columbia closed due after norovirus outbreak;; April 12, 2018

Pfizer Canada and Health Canada have released new updates regarding the EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr supply constraints in Canada.;; April 12, 2018

Norovirus outbreak closes two British Columbia oyster farms;; April 10, 2018

Recall of pre-cooked roast beef spreads to additional provinces including Alberta, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador;
The Canadian Press; April 10, 2018

How a Wonky Tech Term Could Mean the End of Foodborne Illness;; April 10, 2018

HACCP Principle No. 7: Compliance requires the right records;; April 9, 2018

Updated Food Recall Warning - Deli Classic brand Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef Round recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes;; April 9, 2018

Canadian E. coli cases believed to have been caused by deer meat;
Barfblog; April 9, 2018

Spring thaw leaves Canadian crusaders steaming over poop;
Barfblog; April 9, 2018

Raw is risky: At least 40 sick linked to 2 Canadian oyster farms;
Barfblog; April 9, 2018

Making food safe without using chemicals;; April 8, 2018

Transparent patch designed to detect pathogens like E. coli in packaged foods;
The Canadian Press; April 6, 2018

Your milk is safe, Gerry Byrne tells consumers;; April 6, 2018

Most Canadians unaware of recent, major food recalls, survey finds;; April 5, 2018

Go ahead, bend your elbows for that morning fix: Coffee’s OK;; April 5, 2018

Most food-borne illnesses occur at home, but consumers don't feel responsible: study;
The Canadian Press; April 5, 2018

The Reality of Intentional Food Contamination Threats;; April 3, 2018

How Chefs with Food Allergies Are Raising the Food Safety Bar;; April 3, 2018

Masstown Market smoked fish under recall due to possible toxin;; April 2, 2018

Smoked fish products recalled in Canada; botulism possible;; March 31, 2018

'It's horrible': Woman who suffered E. coli poisoning wants Edmonton restaurant shut down;; March 30, 2018

E. coli in Tavistock Canada;
Barfblog; March 29, 2018

Salmonella outbreak from raw chicken products leads to 30 cases in Canada;; March 29, 2018

Runs to the border: People are still terrified to eat at Chipotle;
barfblog; March 29, 2018

Illnesses prompt testing, recall of deli roast beef in Canada;; March 28, 2018

Canada’s Salmonella investigation sparks chicken nugget recall;; March 28, 2018

Stewart Parnell gets new appellate attorney; seeks more time;; March 27, 2018

HACCP Principle No. 5: Establish, execute corrective actions;; March 26, 2018

Kids, kids, the FoodNet data is back;
Barfblog; March 26, 2018

Does the microwave zap food of its nutrients?;; March 25, 2018

Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak in Canada Linked to Poultry Sickens 30;; March 23, 2018

Patients at cancer center hit by Listeria from hospital deli;; March 23, 2018

Restaurants Canada - Alberta Budget provides no relief for struggling restaurateurs;; March 23, 2018

E. coli O157:H7 findings trigger multiple beef recalls in Canada;; March 23, 2018

AHS warns those who ate at Grey Nuns Hospital after worker diagnosed with hepatitis A;; March 22, 2018

Confirmed cases of vibrio cholerae on Vancouver Island linked to herring eggs;; March 22, 2018

Paramount Fine Foods recognized for their work with newcomers to Canada;; March 21, 2018

Advocate for Change to Establish a Food Safety Culture;; March 20, 2018

Ground beef for meal-kit company recalled after E. coli test;; March 19, 2018

HACCP Principles: No. 4 Details matter — as does training;; March 19, 2018

Food poisoning is awful, and it is more common than you think. Why does it happen, and what can you do about it?;; March 19, 2018

30 sick from Salmonella linked to raw frozen chicken thingies in Canada;
barfblog; March 18, 2018

Publisher’s Platform: Free Advice to a Food Company CEO during a Listeria Outbreak – Specifically Tiger Brands – Enterprise CEO, Lawrence MacDougall;; March 17, 2018

Scientists may have new weapon to fight Listeria;; March 14, 2018

Norovirus is is a foodborne and person-to-person problem;
barfblog; March 14, 2018

The Government of Canada is working with the poultry industry to reduce the risk of Salmonella illness from frozen raw breaded chicken products;; March 13, 2018

Fruit flies can transfer foodborne pathogens;
barfblog; March 13, 2018

Rats, rodenticides and what’s right;; March 12, 2018

HACCP Principles: No. 3 Set limits for critical control points;; March 12, 2018

Food safety culture leads sector challenges: GFSI;; March 12, 2018

The New Normal: Pinpointing Unusual Sources of Food Contamination;; March 12, 2018

Latest update: EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr auto-injector supply interruption;
Food Allergy Canada; March 9, 2018

Organic Mushroom Soup Recalled in Canada for Possible Botulism;; March 8, 2018

Here's the Best Way to Protect Yourself from a Norovirus Outbreak;; March 7, 2018

Soup sold at Belleville, Ontario farmers' market recalled;
barfblog; March 6, 2018

Still need a better descriptor: Cross-contamination and cutting boards;
Barfblog; March 6, 2018

How Easy are Your Food Safety Practices?;; March 6, 2018

HACCP Principles: No. 2 identify critical control points;; March 5, 2018

A robot will be cooking your food at CaliBurger;
barfblog; March 5, 2018

Positive E. coli test in Sudbury drinking water found to be incorrect;; March 1, 2018

Canada feds pledge $175,000 for food safety and standards;; March 1, 2018

Ikea recalling marshmallow candies due to mice infestation;; February 28, 2018

Minimum wage hikes serving up uncertainty in food industry;; February 27, 2018

E. coli spread in cattle caused by water troughs;
barfblog; February 27, 2018

Cara Completes Merger with The Keg;; February 27, 2018

Toronto’s Cheesecake Factory passes health inspection after failing last week;; February 26, 2018

HACCP Principles: No. 1 conduct a hazard analysis;; February 26, 2018

Walmart, Loblaw, Metro recall popcorn in Canada; insects found;; February 21, 2018

MTY Provides Update on Pending Acquisition of Imvescor;
Kostuch Media Ltd.; February 21, 2018

Scientists urge regulators to revisit 60-day rule for raw gouda;; February 20, 2018

Please note the following updates regarding the supply of EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr in Canada.;
Food Allergy Canada; February 20, 2018

The Future of Food Safety for the Foodservice Industry;; February 20, 2018

New class of antibiotics may be capable of killing superbugs;
Barfblog; February 16, 2018

Congratulations Marler-Clark on 20 years of food safety advocacy;; February 15, 2018

MTY to acquire Timothy’s World Coffee and Mmmuffins;
Kostuch Media Ltd.; February 15, 2018

Control of Listeria monocytogenes on Food-Contact and Noncontact Surfaces by Antimicrobial Coatings;; February 14, 2018

Recall issued after Vancouver teen's allergic reaction to cookies with undeclared peanuts;; February 14, 2018

N.S. to hire environment prosecutor to 'hold people and companies accountable';
The Canadian Press; February 14, 2018

A New Approach to Solving the Problem of Sprout Safety;; February 14, 2018

Too Much Power to the People? A Food Safety Site Tests the Limits;; February 13, 2018

Hundreds of food safety violations cited at P.E.I. eateries since 2014;; February 12, 2018

Hosts on a viral planet: Ancient virus could be the reason humans can think;
Barfblog; February 12, 2018

Study Claims Rexall Place Has Worst Food Safety Record At Major Canadian Venues;; February 11, 2018

Peter Rabbit: Calls for Sony Pictures to apologise after food allergy 'bullying' scene in new movie;; February 11, 2018

Unhealthy batch of raspberries could possibly be why 100s of Quebecers have been sick final summer time, report says;; February 11, 2018

Concerns raised about young people’s poor food safety knowledge as the academic year begins, Australian version;
; February 8, 2018

Walmart’s Frank Yiannas identifies ‘mega trends’ for food safety professionals;; February 8, 2018

Biology is cool: How Salmonella die at low temps;
Barfblog; February 7, 2018

What Changed the Game for Food Defense?;; February 6, 2018

Journal of Food Protection Looks at 2013 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Raw Milk Cheese in Canada;; February 6, 2018

Five years of data show bacteria-related food recalls increasing;; February 6, 2018

Chipotle has a plan to regain customers it keeps losing to food safety issues;; February 6, 2018

Hygiene hypothesis: We're not smart enough, but go ahead, the importance of infants' exposure to microorganisms;
Barfblog; February 6, 2018

Innovation Unleashed: RC Show 2018 reveals ground breaking products & technology;; February 5, 2018

Chipotle's brand perception is worse than during the 2015 food-safety crisis;; February 2, 2018

Trial date delayed in bad-clams case;; February 1, 2018

Effectiveness of flu shot under 20 per cent for dominant strain this season: experts;
The Canadian Press; February 1, 2018

Canadian inspectors find Listeria; Sawler recalls turnip sticks;; February 1, 2018

Health Canada recalls Farmers milk products after presence of sanitizer detected;; January 31, 2018

New report emerges detailing seafood mislabeling in Canada;; January 31, 2018

DINE SAFE PEEL: Peel Health hands out warnings to four establishments;; January 30, 2018

Canada recalls more frozen coconut linked to U.S. outbreak;; January 30, 2018

New research boosts food safety in artisanal meats;; January 30, 2018

Scientists discover how Giardia makes people ill ;
Barfblog; January 29, 2018

HelloFresh recalls meal kits over potential salmonella contamination;; January 27, 2018

Most have clear vision for improving food safety – survey;; January 26, 2018

Circuit court denies all Peanut Corp. of America criminal appeals;; January 23, 2018

Peterborough Public Health investigating suspected case of food poisoning from Apsley school function;; January 22, 2018

How to keep your fresh produce safe to eat;; January 21, 2018

Chemical imaging technology to improve P.E.I. potato safety;; January 20, 2018

Small' hepatitis A risk for public after Saskatoon-area café worker handled food;
The Canadian Press; January 19, 2018

Foul-tasting Farmers milk investigated;; January 19, 2018

Global News investigates: Improper food handling ‘a time bomb waiting to happen’;; January 19, 2018

More Cases Of E-Coli Reported In the US;; January 17, 2018

Regina man says he found wood chips in soup purchased at Costco;; January 17, 2018

CDC says contaminated coconut could still be in homes, stores;; January 17, 2018

Inspectors found foreign workers sleeping in a Burger King basement: Alberta Health Services;
The Canadian Press; January 17, 2018

After the E. coli outbreak: How to minimize the risk of food poisoning;; January 14, 2018

8 pantry staples that expire sooner than you think;; January 13, 2018

Not on tap: 'Raw water' could transmit potentially deadly pathogens: experts warn;; January 12, 2018

Thunder Bay health unit says 1st year public food safety scores a success;; January 11, 2018

Too soon to blame romaine lettuce for E. coli outbreak, CDC says;; January 10, 2018

Court shuts down large raw milk co-op; advocate done fighting;; January 10, 2018

E. coli outbreak tied to romaine declared over in Canada;; January 10, 2018

Canada declares outbreak over; CDC, FDA still investigating;; January 10, 2018

Food Safety 101 – How to handle and defrost meat;; January 9, 2018

Foodservice workers should be vaccinated against Hepatitis A;; January 7, 2018

Costco recalls some Kirkland Signature croissants that may contain plastic;
The Canadian Press; January 6, 2018

Are you handling your food safely? One expert says probably not;; January 6, 2018

'When in doubt, throw it out,' what can you eat after a power outage;; January 5, 2018

The 9 Foods Most Likely to Make You Sick;; January 5, 2018

How Long Does It Actually Take to Get Food Poisoning From a Sketchy Meal?;; January 5, 2018

Risk of hepatitis from Safeway doughnuts low;; January 5, 2018

Stay away from romaine lettuce for now, consumer group warns;; January 4, 2018

Some restaurant chains stop serving romaine lettuce amid E. coli outbreak;
The Canadian Press; January 3, 2018

Sobeys pulls romaine lettuce off shelves amid E. coli outbreak;
The Canadian Press; January 3, 2018