HACCPCanada Certifies Aust & Hachmann – Canada Ltd.

HACCPCanada has issued Certification to Aust & Hachmann – Canada Ltd. of Pointe-Claire, Quebec, having demonstrated all of the necessary requirements for warehousing and distribution by maintaining an Active HACCP-Based Food Safety System centered on industry standards which fully meets or exceeds the Food Safety Codes of:

  • Provincial Health Regulatory Authorities.
  • Health Canada.
  • World Health Organization.

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Aust & Hachmann (Canada) is a dedicated vanilla company dealing only in natural vanilla beans and their by-products.  They import, stock and distribute natural vanilla products throughout North America and other major vanilla consuming markets including Japan, China, Brazil, Australia and Israel.

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HACCPCanada Certifies Advantage Health Matters Inc. of Ontario

 

HACCPCanada has issued Certification to Advantage Health Matters Inc. of North York,  Ontario, having demonstrated all of the necessary requirements for warehousing and distribution of packaged health supplements by maintaining an Active HACCP-Based Food Safety System centered on industry standards which fully meets or exceeds the Food Safety Codes of:

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  • World Health Organization.

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Advantage Health Matters is a whole-food supplements distributor in North York, Ontario.  Their catalogue represents the cornerstones necessary for maintaining vibrant health or overcoming a health challenge.

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Gorts Gouda Cheese Outbreak Continues to Grow

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Additional E. Coli O157:H7 Illness from Gort’s Gouda Cheese Surfaces

BY NEWS DESK | NOVEMBER 15, 2013

One additional E. coli illness that occurred in September has been linked to Gort’s Gouda Cheese, a manufacturer of raw cheese in British Columbia, Canadaa.

In total, 28 cases have now been reported in connection with the outbreak. One elderly woman from Vernon, B.C., died in August as a result of her infection after eating the cheese.

The outbreak appears to be over, given that no new cases have developed since September. Provincial health authorities have also considered the epidemiological investigation over.

The total number ill by province is as follows:

Alberta (10 illnesses), British Columbia (13), Manitoba (2), Quebec (1), and Saskatchewan (2).

After authorities suspended production at the dairy, Gort’s agreed to adapt some of its operations and was cleared to restart production on Oct. 18.

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Updated Schwartz’s At Home Meats Recall

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Recall date:
November 15, 2013
Reason for recall:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Les Salaisons Desco Inc.
Distribution:
Nova Scotia, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Recall details

Ottawa, November 15, 2013 – The Food Recall Warning issued on November 13, 2013 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Les Salaisons Desco Inc. is recalling Schwartz’s At Home brand Smoked Meat from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, but may also have been sold in other provinces.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Schwartz’s At Home Smoked Meat 500 g (4 x 125 g) 2013DE13 6 27533 96123 5

What you should do

Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Les Salaisons Desco Inc.: 1-800-363-4291 ext: 2244 or 450-437-7182 ext: 2244

Schwartz's brand Smoked MeatSchwartz's brand Smoked Meat - UPCSchwartz's brand Smoked Meat - back of package

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Imported Salad Products from Reser’s Fine Foods Recalled

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Certain salad products from Reser’s Fine Foods (Topeka, KS) may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
October 26, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Reser’s Fine Foods Inc.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 26, 2013 – The public warning issued on October 24, 2013 has been updated to include additional products and Best Before dates.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Reser’s Fine Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume the salad products described below, because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The manufacturer, Reser’s Fine Foods Inc., Beaverton, Oregon, USA, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The following products, marked with a Best Before Date followed by a plant identifier code of 20, are affected by this alert:

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Market Pantry Coleslaw 425 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC10 to 2013 NO03
6 28919 00240 5
Market Pantry Macaroni Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC20 to 2013 NO11
6 28919 00239 9
Market Pantry Potato & Egg Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 NO03 to 2013 NO17
6 28919 00238 2
Market Pantry Potato Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC20 to 2013 NO14
6 28919 00237 5
Reser’s Fine Foods Creamy Spinach Dip 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC17 to 2013 NO14
0 71117 61206 6
Reser’s Fine Foods Crunchy Cole Slaw 425 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC10 to 2013 NO08
0 71117 18244 6
Reser’s Fine Foods Crunchy Cole Slaw 1.25 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC10 to 2013 NO08
0 71117 61225 7
Reser’s Fine Foods Gourmet Red Potato Salad 1.81 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC12 to 2013 NO15
0 71117 00164 8
Reser’s Fine Foods Gourmet Red Potato Salad 340 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC12 to 2013 NO10
0 71117 61209 7
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad with Deviled Egg 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC12 to 2013 NO15
0 71117 61252 3
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad with Egg 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO26
0 71117 18243 9
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad with Egg 1.25 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO26
0 71117 61321 6
Reser’s Fine Foods Traditional Cole Slaw with Oil & Vinegar 425 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC10 to 2013 NO07
0 71117 61254 7
Reser’s Fine Foods Cheesy Macaroni Salad 1.25 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC20 to 2013 NO18
0 71117 61227 1
Reser’s Fine Foods Cheesy Macaroni Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC20 to 2013 NO18
0 71117 18241 5
Reser’s Fine Foods Ranch Pasta Salad with Bacon 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC11 to 2013 NO07
0 71117 61250 9
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO21
0 71117 18242 2
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad 1.25 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO26
0 71117 61320 9
Reser’s Fine Foods Macaroni Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO26
0 71117 18240 8
Reser’s Fine Foods Macaroni Salad 1.25 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO21
0 71117 61322 3
Reser’s Fine Foods Homestyle Potato Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC10 to 2013 NO07
0 71117 61251 6
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad* 3.63 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO27
0 71117 00215 7 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Loaded Baked Potato Salad* 2.27 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC08 to 2013 NO10
0 71117 11586 4 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Cole Slaw* 3.18 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC08 to 2013 NO10
0 71117 15124 4 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Chicken Salad Dressing* 3.63 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC24 to 2013 NO20
71117 14761 2 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Macaroni Salad* 3.63 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC25 to 2013 NO20
0 71117 00216 4 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Four Bean Salad* 3.63 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 NO24 to 2013 DE15
71117 61281 3 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Diced Potato with Egg Salad* 3.63 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO26
71117 65135 5 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Stonemill Kitchens Red Potato Salad with Dijon 2.27 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC15 to 2013 NO18
0 71117 61629 3

More information

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

    • Reser's Fine Foods - Four Bean Salad - 3.63 kg
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Macaroni Salad - 3.63 kg
    • Chicken Salad Dressing - 3.63 kg
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad - 3.63 kg
    • Market Pantry - Macaroni Salad - 145 g
    • Market Pantry - Potato and Egg Salad - 140 g
    • Market Pantry - Potato  Salad - 140 g
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Ranch Pasta Salad with Bacon - 454 g
    • Cheesy Macaroni  Salad-1.25 kilograms
    • Cheesy Macaroni  Salad-454 grams
    • Market Pantry - coleslaw
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Creamy Spinach Dip
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Crunchy Cole Slaw - 425 gram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Crunchy Cole Slaw - 1.25 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Gourmet Red Potato Salad - 1.81 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Gourmet Red Potato Salad - 340 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad with Deviled Egg - 454 gram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad with Egg - 454 gram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad with Egg - 1.25 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Traditional Cole Slaw with Oil & Vinegar - 425 gram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad (bulk)
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Loaded Baked Potato Salad (bulk)
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Cole Slaw (bulk)
    • Stonemill Kitchens - Red Potato Salad with Dijon
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad - 1.25 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Macaroni Salad - 1.25 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Homestyle Potato Salad - 454 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Macaroni Salad - 454 gram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad - 454 gram

 

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HACCPCanada Certifies EXPEDITORS OF CANADA INC.

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Expeditors of Canada Inc. has achieved HACCPCanada Certification. The ownership, management and staff have demonstrated commitment to ensuring food product safety by implementing a HACCP-Based Product Safety System that meets or exceeds industry standards.

Expeditors - Distribution Division in Mississauga, ON is HACCPCanada Certified

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Select Food Products Ltd. Recalls Neal Brothers Foods Salsa

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Notification – Certain Neal Brothers Foods brand Salsa is recalled due to a quality/spoilage issue

Recall / advisory date:
September 6, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Non harmful (Quality/Spoilage)
Hazard classification:
Class 3
Company / Firm:
Select Food Products Ltd.
Distribution:
National
Reference number:
8294

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Neal Brothers Foods Organic Medium Salsa 500mL BB/MA 25 JUL 15 0 56932 30102 9 Microbiological – Non harmful (Quality/Spoilage)

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Fresh Sprouts Recalled In Eastern Canada

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Notification – Certain Fresh Sprouts brand Fresh Bean Sprouts are recalled

Recall / advisory date:
September 6, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Non harmful (Quality/Spoilage)
Hazard classification:
Class 3
Company / Firm:
Fresh Sprouts
Distribution:
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8293

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Fresh Sprouts Fresh Bean Sprouts 454g BEST BEFORE 13/SEP/07 8 27468 00100 0 Microbiological – Non harmful (Quality/Spoilage)

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Société coopérative agricole de l’Île-aux-Grues Recalls Cheese

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Le Canotier De L’isle Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
September 13, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Société coopérative agricole de l’Île-aux-Grues
Distribution:
Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8321

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 13, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Société coopérative agricole de l’Île-aux-Grues are warning the public not to consume the Le Canotier de l’Isle cheese described below because the product may be contaminated withListeria monocytogenes.

Also affected by this alert is the above product which may have been sold in smaller packages, cut and wrapped by some retailers. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected product.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The manufacturer, Société coopérative agricole de l’Île-aux-Grues, L’Île-aux-Grues, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Le Canotier de l’Isle Le Canotier de l’Isle Firm cheese surface ripened various PRODUCTION DATE
28SE12
2 10200 xxxxx x* (*variable)

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Société coopérative agricole de l’Île-aux-Grues
418-248-5842 extension 101
info@fromagesileauxgrues.com

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

    • Le Canotier de l’Isle cheese

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Gort’s Gouda Cheese E. coli Outbreak Leaves One Dead, Triggers Recall

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm brand raw milk cheeses may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
September 17, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – E. coli O157:H7
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm (EST 4478)
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
 

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 17, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm (EST 4478) are warning the public not to consume cheese products described below because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

This recall is the result of an ongoing food safety investigation initiated as a result of a recent outbreak investigation. There may be recalls of additional products as the investigation at this facility continues.

All sizes of the raw milk cheeses listed below are affected by this recall.

These affected products were sold at the manufacturer’s outlet, at retail stores in Alberta and British Columbia, and through internet sale from May 27 to September 14, 2013, inclusive.

Lot codes 122 to 138 are affected by this recall.

Some product packages may not bear a lot code or indicate that the cheese was made with raw milk. These products were also sold clerk-served from deli counters with or without a label or coding. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. (See CBC News Article below).

The manufacturer, Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm, Salmon Arm, BC is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Medium Gouda Cheese Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Aged Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm X Aged Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Cumin Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Greek Blend: Onion, Paprika, Parsley, Pepper, Thyme, Oregano Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Gouda Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Smoked Gouda Cheese Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Gouda Cheese with Red Peppers, Ginger Onions & Garlic Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Peppercorn, Ginger, Paprika, Onion & Garlic Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Parsley, Celery, Onion, Garlic, Dill & Chives Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Maasdammer
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Beaufort
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Parmesan
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Mazouda

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Aged Quaso de Prato
Greek Blend: Onion, Paprika, Parsley, Pepper, Thyme, Oregano
Maasdammer
Beaufort
Mazouda
Medium Gouda Cheese Quaso de Prato
Cumin Quaso de Prato
Gouda Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers Quaso de Prato
Smoked Gouda Cheese Quaso de Prato
Gouda Cheese with Red Peppers, Ginger Onions & Garlic Quaso de Prato
Peppercorn, Ginger, Paprika, Onion & Garlic Quaso de Prato
Parsley, Celery, Onion, Garlic, Dill & Chives Quaso de Prato
 

E. coli cheese outbreak in B.C., Alberta leaves 1 dead, 10 ill

Gort’s Cheese of Salmon Arm, B.C., suspected in outbreak

CBC News

1 dead after E. coli outbreak

One person has died and 10 have become ill in B.C. and Alberta after eating E. coli tainted products from Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm of Salmon Arm, B.C.

A statement from Health Canada said there were four cases of illness in B.C. and seven in Alberta.

“One of the cases in British Columbia has died, and the cause of death is currently under investigation,” said the Health Canada statement.

One person is still recovering in hospital and several cases remain under investigation, said B.C. Centre for Disease Control epidemiologist Dr. Eleni Galanis.

The illnesses began in July, with the majority of infected people displaying symptoms in late August to early September.

Some product packages may not bear a lot code or indicate that the cheese was made with raw milk, and CFIA advises consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product to contact their retailer.

Farm owner and operator Kathy Wikkerink said she was devastated by the news.

“We feel like we … we have hurt these people and it’s totally unintentionally … we were totally unaware of this bacteria being in any of our products,” she said.

“We only have raw milk cheese sales … people come here for raw milk cheese,” adding the farm will only make pasteurized cheese for the time being.

“Our shelves are bare and we just are trying to hold it together and stay alive,” she said.

It is illegal to sell unpasteurized milk, but cheese made from unpasteurized milk is legal for sale in Canada.

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