Listeria in Canadian Sausages

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Listeria in Canadian Sausages

Post by redzed » Thu Dec 18, 2014 00:28

In today's news we learned that sausages from a small Canadian producer are suspected with listeria contamination.

http://globalnews.ca/news/1731269/sausa ... -concerns/

Canadians also remember 2008 outbreak where 12 people died after consuming listeria contaminated products from Maple Leaf Foods.

Listeria monocytogenes (commonly called Listeria) is a type of bacteria often found in food and elsewhere in nature. It can cause a rare but serious disease called listeriosis. Pregnant women, the elderly and individuals with weakened immune systems are at higher risk than others. In serious cases, listeriosis can lead to brain infection and even death.

More here: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/fs-sa/fs-fi/ ... os-eng.php

And here: http://www.foodsafetywatch.org/factsheets/listeria/
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