Listeriosis is the least of it

Attaran, Amir; MacDonald, Noni; Stanbrook, Matthew B.; Sibbald, Barbara; Flegel, Ken; Kale, Rajendra; H├ębert, Paul C.
October 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/7/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 8, p739
Academic Journal
The article discusses the probable reason behind listeria epidemic outbreak in Canada. In August 2008, Canada has faced the worst epidemic of listeriosis in the world. It says that listeria is the biological agent, cold cuts vector, however the ultimate cause may be found in risky government decisions. The authors imply that the government has taken no remedial actions after listeria contamination and the government has taken less attention to public health issues compared to that of the previous governments. An overview of the new plan for food inspection policy and the role of Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is presented.


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