The Canadian Press

2008-08-22 | Listeria Deaths Maple Leaf

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Ontario health officials announced an outbreak of listeriosis on August 22nd. A connection was made between confirmed cases across Canada and the recall of dozens of deli meats produced by Maple Leaf Foods. The company at one point issued a recall of almost all the products produced at a Toronto plant. Health Minister Tony Clement said once federal officials were aware of the situation, they acted quickly. (The listeriosis outbreak claimed 20 lives across Canada. The president of Maple Leaf Foods said the company identified two identical slicing machines as the most likely source of the deadly outbreak.)

Date: 2008-08-22
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << he acted quickly he acted in accordance with established protocols and that they acted to to secure the source of the outbreak and to inform the public as soon as possible so it in those terms certainly I think that this was a success >>