The Public Health Agency of Canada is currently investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infection that has affected at least 12 people in British Columbia and Alberta. One of those affected in British Columbia is reported to have died.
The source of the outbreak has been identified as contaminated cheese products manufactured by Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, and sold through retailers and on the internet between May and September. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled a number of cheeses produced by the company and has issued a Health Hazard Alert warning the public not to consume the recalled cheeses.
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