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Food Recall: IHOC Rainbow Trout Caviar

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International House of Caviar is recalling IHOC brand Rainbow Trout Caviar from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum.

Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

IHOC Rainbow Trout Caviar

100 g.  Code(s) on Product: L 7040.3 IC Best Before: 2018/08/30.  UPC 6 28451 22602 4

What You Should Do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.

Symptoms in adults can include facial paralysis or loss of facial expression, unreactive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision, difficulty speaking or including slurred speech, and a change in sound of voice, including hoarseness.

Symptoms of foodborne botulism in children can include difficulty swallowing, slurred speech, generalized weakness and paralysis. In all cases, botulism does not cause a fever.  In severe cases of illness, people may die. 

Background

This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities.

October 25: Free Breast Cancer Awareness Event at NHH

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Northumberland Hills Hospital is hosting a free community information event on Wednesday, October 25th starting at 6:30 p.m.

Free parking passes will be provided to all attendees.

Please note: This is expected to be a very well attended event. Seating is limited so attendees are encouraged to plan to arrive early!

Members of the NHH health care team will come together with local and provincial health and social care experts and a local breast cancer survivor for an evening of informative presentations, interactive discussion and information displays.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 25th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Presentation at 7 p.m. 

WHERE: NHH Education Centre, 1000 DePalma Drive, 2nd floor

Guest speakers Dr. Ralph George and Marjolaine Trottier (pictured above) will discuss the medical facts of breast cancer (detection, treatment, risk, new research) as well as the personal implications, reviewing what it is like to live with a breast cancer diagnosis, unique challenges of ‘survivorship,’ treatment complexities, the key role of personal and professional supports and more. 

About Dr. Ralph George

Ralph George, MD, FRCS, is an Associate Professor of General Surgery at the University of Toronto and Medical Director of the CIBC Breast Centre at St. Michael's Hospital. He completed an Endoscopy and a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Dr. George sits on the Board of Directors of St. Michael’s Hospital and is the President of the Medical Staff Association.  He is the Director of Continuing Professional Education for the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto.

He is the Chair of the Royal College Specialty Committee for Surgical Oncology, and an executive board member of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. He is Co-Chair of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Advisory Board of Canada, and past President of the Canadian Association of General Surgeons.

About Marjolaine Trottier

Born and raised in Québec, Marjolaine moved to Ontario in 1999. Now a resident of Northumberland, she is a French Immersion teacher at St. Mary Secondary School in Cobourg and, with her husband, parent to a young son and daughter.

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, Marjolaine’s treatment—involving surgery, chemotherapy and radiation—is now complete. Describing herself as “still recovering mentally and physically,” Marjolaine is getting stronger every day and looking forward to sharing her personal story ‘beyond breast cancer.’

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION DISPLAYS

Information displays highlighting the many local and regional services, staff and technology available to support breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery will be another key feature of this event.

In addition to NHH physicians and staff, a broad range of community partners and organizations will also be on hand to share their information. Attendees are encouraged to spend time before and after the formal presentations to visit the many information tables now confirmed.

Food Recall: Agropur Firm Ripened Comte Cheese

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Agropur Cooperative is recalling Agropur Import Collection brand firm ripened Comté cheese from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Consumers should not consume the recalled product below: 

Agropur Import Collection Firm Ripened Comté Cheese

200 g. Best Before 17 DE 15.  UPC 0 67400 00397 0 

What You Should Do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die. 

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. 

 

Food Recall: Janes Brand Frozen Uncooked Breaded Chicken Products

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Sofina Foods Inc. is recalling Janes brand frozen uncooked breaded chicken products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Janes Pub Style Chicken Burgers – Uncooked Breaded Chicken Burgers

800 g.  Code on Product 2018 MA 12.  UPC 0 69299 12491 0

Janes Pub Style Snacks Popcorn Chicken – Uncooked Breaded Chicken Cutlettes

800 g.  Code on Product 2018 MA 15.  UPC 0 69299 12542 9

What You Should Do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Background

This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak.

 

Food Recall: Food Basics Mechanically Tenderized Steak

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Vantage Foods Ontario Inc. is recalling mechanically tenderized steaks from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Food Basics supermarket locations in Ontario.

Food Basics Mechanically Tenderized Hip Steak

Variable sizes.  Best before date of 2017OC17.  UPC code starts with 0 211030

Food Basics Mechanically Tenderized Steak FP

Variable sizes.  Best before date of 2017OC17.    UPC code starts with 0 224015

What You Should Do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by the company.

 

Recall of Certain Farm-Raised Pacific Oysters

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a Class 1 recall with what it says is possibly national in distribution.

Triggered by CFIA test results, the industry is recalling certain farm raised Pacific Oysters from the marketplace due to a marine biotoxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning.

Consumers should not eat and retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions should not sell, serve or use the following recalled products:

Albion Farms and Fisheries Ltd. Oysters in shell, farmed

All sizes under P.O. NO. 87606.  Sold from October 9th to 16th inclusive.

Union Bay Seafood Ltd. Pacific Oysters, Effingham Inlet, farmed-raised

All sizes under Lot 20171010NWAQ.  Sold from October 9th to 16th inclusive. 

What You Should Do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home or establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

Paralytic shellfish toxins are a group of natural toxins that sometimes accumulate in bivalve shellfish that include oysters, clams, scallops, mussels and cockles. Non-bivalve shellfish, such as whelks, can also accumulate Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxins. These toxins can cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) if consumed. Symptoms of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) include tingling and numbness of the lips, tongue, hands and feet, and difficulty swallowing with an onset of a few minutes and up to 10 hours after consumption. In severe situations, this can proceed to difficulty walking, muscle paralysis, respiratory paralysis and death.

Warkworth Drug Overdose

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A reliable source has told Northumberland 89.7 that an inmate who overdosed on a fentanyl-laced narcotic at Warkworth Institution is hospitalized and will soon have life-support mechanisms removed.

The Correctional Service of Canada has confirmed that staff took immediate steps to revive the inmate but were unsuccessful.

He was air-lifted to hospital.

CSC cites privacy concerns for not revealing the inmate's name or medical condition.

 

Cobourg Marijuana Facility Gets License

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Cobourg’s former Kraft plant is about to be transformed into a multi-million square foot medical marijuana facility, which could generate as many as 1,200 jobs in 5 years.

Thomas Fairfield, President and CEO of FV Pharma Inc. told the Toronto Star his company secured a license from Health Canada on Friday.

The Whitby based company has plans to harvest its first crop as early as February of 2018, and to employ 150 by the end of next year.

FV Pharma also intends to purchase the entire 15 acre property with a December closing date.

89.7s John Hill interviewed Fairfield, pictured above, about the planned operation earlier this year on Week In Review.

The Government of Ontario has indicated that it is considering a retail price of $10 per gram when marijuana becomes legal next July 1st.

The sale of marijuana could bring in a tax windfall of more than $100 Million per year.