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Foodborne Outbreaks in Canada Linked to Produce

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Abstract:

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.

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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Health Canada, Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Postal Locator 2203G3, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0L2

Publication date: 2001-11-01

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