12 deaths linked to Canadian listeria outbreak
Reports said health officials confirmed Monday that the latest death from the listeria outbreak occurred in
Seven more deaths - five in
In total, there are a total of 38 confirmed cases and 21 suspected cases of listeriosis nationwide as of Monday. These cases are at the centre of a massive tainted deli-meat recall by Maple Leaf.
The outbreak has also reportedly resulted in
But Paul Mayers, a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) spokesman, said the sausage casings in question are produced at another meat plant and are not affected by the potentially deadly bacterium.
“The plant where the sausage casings are made are not impacted by the Listeria recall,'' he said. “We're working with to explain to them that the plant impacted was not exporting products. We will work quickly with them to resolve the issue.''
Mayers said he does not expect other countries to halt imports from Maple Leaf.
Source: Canwest News Service