By Frederic Tomesco
Source of Article: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=aHQGyjTAgrKA&refer=canada
Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- An outbreak of listeriosis that has been linked to contaminated meat from
a Maple Leaf
Foods Inc. plant in
The death of an
``We will very likely see more cases
linked to the outbreak, given the timeframes involved for symptoms to show up
and testing to occur,'' Gerry Predy, Alberta's acting
chief medical officer of health, said in a statement yesterday.
Closely held King Bean Wholesalers recalled four types of roast beef sandwiches on Aug. 30
that contain Maple Leaf meat and may be contaminated with the bacteria. The
products were sold in
No illnesses associated with the consumption of these sandwiches have been reported, Surrey, British Columbia-based King Bean said.
More than 60
More than 60 products ranging from ham and turkey breast deli meats to sandwiches were recalled Aug. 29 and Aug. 30. Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said Aug. 29 he expected other recalls as the focus shifted to clients of Maple Leaf Foods.
There are 38 confirmed cases of listeriosis across
Listeriosis can cause severe headaches, fever and nausea and is dangerous for infants, the elderly and pregnant women.
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