Federal listeriosis investigation has limited mandate

Eggertson, Laura
March 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/3/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 5, p503
Academic Journal
The article reports on the argument expressed by the public health industry concerning the lack of publicity on the result of the investigation conducted by Sheila Weatherill, former president of the Edmonton Health Authority, which focuses on the outbreak of listeriosis in Canada in 2008. It reveals that the outbreak has contaminated meat products from Maple Leaf Foods Inc. which resulted to the death of 20 customers. It states that the limited disclosure of information will fail to promote food safety and prevent to develop efficient strategies to address the disease.


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