Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Green Ham, No Eggs

In 2008 the headlines were grim.

Canadians were being forced to question their food safety as hundreds of people feel ill after eating tainted meat. The culprit: an outbreak of listeriosis.

The outbreak was traced to a Maple Leaf Foods plant in Toronto [in] summer [2008].
All 220 meat products produced at the facility were recalled and the plant was shut down while company and health officials tried to determine the source of the contamination.
Maple Leaf CEO Michael McCain has said two slicing machines are believed to be the most likely source of the listeria bacteria. McCain apologized for the outbreak and said his company would take full responsibility.

2 comments:

JackiYo said...

I wonder why the official deaths say 23, but Maple Leaf kept referring to 22...

mapsgirl said...

Sorry we didn't get a chance to talk. But I'd like to post a link to your follow-up post when I write my blog about the event. I think everyone is going to take a way something a little bit different.