2008 Canadian Listeriosis Outbreak

2008 Canadian Listeriosis Outbreak

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 2008 Canadian listeriosis outbreak was a widespread outbreak of listeriosis in Canada linked to a Maple Leaf Foods plant in Toronto, Ontario. Twenty-three people died and there were 57 total confirmed cases. Listeriosis is an infection caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The outbreak originated from lines 8 and 9 of the Maple Leaf Foods Bartor Road facility (Establishment No. 97B) in North York, Ontario, a neighbourhood of Toronto. There were about 220 possibly contaminated products, each stamped with the code "97B" near the "Best before" date. Since the bacteria travelled through deli meats, which are cooked (and as a result are usually free of pathogens), the contamination likely occurred during packaging. The outbreak was first noticed in July when regular surveillance detected an increase in cases reported. Federal inspectors usually spent less than 2 hours a day at the plant in the months before the outbreak of the illness, sometimes as little as 15 minutes.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136769042
  • 9786136769042