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FOOD SAFETY UPDATE: Outbreak of Cyclospora Infections in Canada

August 14, 2017

At this time, this update does not apply to any Markon First Crop, Ready-Set-Serve, or Markon Essentials products. 

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) continue to investigate Cyclospora infections in three provinces. Although no source of the outbreak has been identified, a total of 130 cases have now been reported. Previous outbreaks in Canada and the United States have been linked to imported fresh produce.

What we know:

  • A total of 130 cases have been reported in three provinces
    • British Columbia (13), Ontario (115), Quebec (2)
  • Individuals became sick between May and mid-July 2017
  • The majority of cases (53%) are male
  • The source of the outbreak has not yet been identified
    • The investigation is ongoing

Click here for more in depth information about Cyclospora, and details on this outbreak. 

Markon will continue to update members should more information become available.

Angie Ramirez

Food Safety Supervisor

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