News & Perspective

Apr 20, 2015

Apr 20, 2015
Chicken flock

H5N2 strikes again in Iowa, Minnesota

The farm in Iowa houses 5.3 million chickens, 2 more Minnesota turkey farms are affected, and Ontario has a new outbreak.

Apr 08, 2015

Apr 08, 2015
Turkeys in barn

Ninth Minnesota turkey farm struck by H5N2

The affected farm housed 310,000 turkeys, and Ontario's outbreak is also confirmed to be from H5N2.

Apr 07, 2015

Apr 07, 2015
Farm turkeys

Minnesota hit by 8th H5N2 outbreak in turkeys

Another Minnesota farm has been hit by H5N2, and Ontario and Vietnam also report avian flu outbreaks.

Jan 08, 2014

Jan 08, 2014

Food Safety Scan for Jan 08, 2014

Canada's meat inspections
Non-O157 E coli outbreaks

Jan 15, 2013

Jan 15, 2013

Leafy greens safety pact apparently failed in Canadian outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Canadian authorities say all California lettuce shipped into Canada must be certified under the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA), a voluntary food safety program, which means the lettuce believed to be the source of a Canadian outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 would have carried the LGMA seal.

Sep 27, 2012

Sep 27, 2012

USDA expands health alert for recalled Canadian beef

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday expanded its warning to consumers about ground beef components imported from a Canadian company after the company's steaks were linked to eight Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections in Canada.

May 04, 2009

May 04, 2009

SWINE FLU BREAKING NEWS: Global case count, US cases widespread, pigs infected, Mexico sees improvement, concern about hoarding

Twenty countries were reporting a total of 985 confirmed cases of influenza A/H1N1 (swine flu) as of early today, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported. Mexico has reported 590 cases with 25 deaths. The WHO total includes yesterday's US report of 226 cases in 30 states, with one death. Other countries with more than 10 cases were Canada, 85; Spain, 40; and the United Kingdom, 15. [WHO statement]

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