Listeriosis probe identifies multiple deficiencies

Mason, Christopher
September 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/1/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 5, pE88
Academic Journal
The article discusses the issues concerning the deadly listeriosis outbreak in 2008 in Canada. It cites that a report released by an independent investigator revealed the outbreak was a result of inadequate reporting requirements and a failure to communicate to Canadians about the risk of becoming sick. According to the report, meat processors need to work more closely with equipment manufacturers to improve sanitation and prevent outbreaks.


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