The Public Health Agency of Canada, along with its health and food safety partners, has been investigating fourteen cases of E. coli O157:H7 illness; four in British Columbia, eight in Alberta, one in Saskatchewan and one in Quebec. These individuals became ill between mid-July and early September. One death has been reported.
Certain contaminated cheese products manufactured by Gort’s Organic Gouda Cheese Farm in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, have been identified as the source of the illnesses. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled these products from the marketplace.
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