TITLE

Listeriosis is the least of it

AUTHOR(S)
Attaran, Amir; MacDonald, Noni; Stanbrook, Matthew B.; Sibbald, Barbara; Flegel, Ken; Kale, Rajendra; Hébert, Paul C.
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/7/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 8, p739
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
34526185

 

Related Articles

  • Laboratory Network Supports Surveillance and Emergency Response.  // Liaison: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Magazine;2011, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p8 

    The article features the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and its comprehensive network of 14 laboratory sites with 24 laboratory facilities across the country. CFIA's laboratory network can perform over two million laboratory tests and analyses annually, supplemented by tests coordinated...

  • Fearing Food Safety Cuts.  // Canadian Meat Business;Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p10 

    The article reports on the budget cut on the food safety initiative by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) which would lead to forborne illness in Canada. It offers information on the listeriosis outbreak, food borne illness that killed several Canadians in 2008. It offers information on...

  • Veterinary signatures on Canadian meat export certificates redundant. Laws, James // Canadian Meat Business;Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p5 

    The author reflects on the redundancy of veterinarian's signatures on Canadian meat and poultry export certificates. He is critical of these signatures and suggests the removal of veterinary signature on meat export certificates to improve competitiveness, animal health and Canadian safety. The...

  • You say Serrano, I say Salmonella. Jacobson, Michael F. // Nutrition Action Health Letter;Sep2008, Vol. 35 Issue 7, p2 

    The author reflects on the salmonella outbreak in the U.S. He points out that the difficulty in identifying the cause of the recent Salmonella outbreak shows the urgent need for a national system to track the marketing of fresh foods. He argues that imports are increasing but the government...

  • Point: Additional Regulation of Food Safety is not Necessary. Renneboog, Richard // Canadian Points of View: Food Contamination;2016, p2 

    The article presents an argument for adherence to existing legislation concerning food contamination. It is the author's opinion that the level of government regulation is sufficient to ensure Canadians are provided with quality food products. Canadian food safety practices are examined and the...

  • Outbreak of Listeriosis--Northeastern United States, 2002.  // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/25/2002, Vol. 51 Issue 42, p950 

    Discusses the multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections in northeastern U.S. in 2002. Link of the outbreak to eating sliceable turkey deli meat; Symptoms of listeriosis; Advice for consumers who have eaten a recalled product.

  • Dr. Vasily Grebennikov: Shaking the Trees.  // Liaison: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Magazine;2011, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p7 

    The article features the work of Doctor Vasily Grebennikov, a Research Scientist in Entomology at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) plant laboratory in Ottawa, Ontario.

  • The stars are lining up for regulatory changes in 2012. Laws, James // Canadian Meat Business;Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p5 

    An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the changes in meat regulation by the Canadian Meat Council, the import inspection of fresh meat by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and certification for poultry shipments.

  • Meat recall now affects Hay River. WINTER, JESSE // Hub (Hay River, NT);10/3/2012, Vol. 40 Issue 32, preceding p3 

    The article presents information on the cuts proposed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) against the beef processed at the meat-packing plant XL Foods Lakeside in Brooks, Alberta.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics