Foodborne Outbreaks in Canada Linked to Produce
Foodborne outbreaks in Canada linked to produce.
J Food Prot. 2001 Nov;64(11):1863-77.
Sewell AM, Farber JM.
Health Canada, Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Ottawa, Ontario.
Examples of foodborne outbreaks traced to fresh fruits and vegetables can be found worldwide. The quantity of produce eaten per capita has been increasing steadily over the past two decades, creating a heightened potential for produce-related foodborne disease. A number of outbreaks identified during this time period were reviewed, with particular emphasis placed on incidents that have occurred in Canada. The collective information highlights the diversity of infectious agents and produce items involved, with a view to the prevention of fresh produce-related foodborne disease in the future.