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Three Australians die from contaminated melon

Sydney - Three Australians have died after consuming melon contaminated with listeria amid an outbreak that has prompted health authorities to warn those at risk to throw out pre-cut melons.

B.C.'s Foody World closed because of Listeria contamination

Vancouver - Foody World, a popular international grocery store in British Columbia, has been closed by Vancouver Coastal Health authorities because of Listeria contamination and will remain closed until it meets all health and safety standards.

Op-Ed: How serious is a food recall due to Listeria contamination?

The recent recall notices issued for frozen vegetables and frozen fruit blend in Canada and the U.S. are just one of a number of tools the CFIA and FDA/FSIS uses to warn the public about possible bacterial contamination of food products.

Listeriosis probe calls for better equipment

Listeriosis report recommends manufacturers should be required to design meat-processing equipment that is easier to clean and thus limits the spread of bacteria.

Canadian Listeriosis Investigation to be Handed in Today

Investigator Sheila Weatherill is scheduled to hand in her report today to Agricultural Minister Gerry Ritz over the listeriosis outbreak that occurred last summer.

Maple Leaf Foods reach lawsuit settlement on listeriosis outbreak

Maple Leaf Foods has reached a $27 million settlement in class-action lawsuits over the 2008 listeriosis outbreak. Up to 10,000 claims are expected to be filed.

Canada: Listeriosis Probe Lacks Investigator

The Canadian federal government has not yet appointed anyone to head up the investigation of the listeriosis outbreak that killed 20 people across the country.

Contaminated Slicing Machines Likely Listeriosis Source

The CEO of Maple Leaf Foods says two slicing machines are the most likely source of listeriosis that led to a deadly outbreak.

Are You At High Risk for Listerosis?

The Public Health Agency of Canada is asking for assistance to reach person at high risk for Listeriosis, such as the elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.

Link Between Listeriosis Outbreak Strain Maple Leaf Foods Products Confirmed

The Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have received laboratory results that establish link between meat products recalled by Maple Leaf Foods and an outbreak of listeriosis in four provinces.

Listeriosis Outbreak in Ontario Now Linked to Five Deaths

A total of five deaths have been linked to listeriosis, a food-borne bacterial infection; all are under investigation in Ontario.

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