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Meat from Maple Leaf Plant OK for Consumption

By The Canadian Press   

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October 21, 2008- Products from the Maple Leaf Foods plant at the centre of a listeriosis outbreak have been approved to be distributed to the public.

The food producer shut down a meat processing plant in Toronto on Aug. 20 after Listeria contamination was detected and linked to the outbreak.

The plant underwent an intensive sanitization, and production resumed on Sept. 17.


Maple Leaf says since then, 60 product samples have been taken from each production line daily.

More Listeria was found at the plant Oct. 8, but Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have now deemed product from the facility safe for consumption.

However, there is still one product line at the facility that the agencies say is not producing product acceptable for public consumption.

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