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.
Food Safety Supervisor
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