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Foodborne Bacteria Spotlight: Salmonella

Everything You Need to Know About Salmonella

Salmonella is a common foodborne bacteria that causes an infection called salmonellosis, affecting the digestive tract. Infection usually takes place in humans through contaminated food or water, though it can also be caused by contact with infected feces. The most common types of salmonella in North America are S.typhimurium and S.enteritidis. Other types of salmonella fall under the category of typhoidal salmonella, and cause typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever.

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New Measures to Reduce Salmonella Cases in Canada

New Measures to Reduce Salmonella Cases in Canada

The beginning of April 2019 saw the arrival of new food safety regulations for frozen breaded chicken products in Canada. These regulations aim to reduce the amount of salmonella outbreaks in Canada, many of which stem from infected or improperly prepared frozen breaded chicken products, often resulting in mass product recalls. It’s estimated that each year there are around 87,500 cases of salmonella infections around Canada, with more than 550 being directly attributed to frozen breaded chicken products since May 2017.
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Can you serve raw meat?

2018-10-29 1:56 PM

Can Raw Meat Dishes Be Prepared Safely?

Dishes containing raw meat products like beef and fish have and continue to be a popular choice among Canadians - some of the reasons cited by foodies include taste and tenderness of raw meat dishes. With the popularity of dishes made from raw meat, it’s clear that too few people actually stop and consider the major risks involved with eating raw meat dishes. Public Health Ontario recently conducted a study on the subject of raw meat dishes, bringing information to light about the consequences of consuming raw meat and the existing regulations in place to protect consumers.
 
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