The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is collaborating with federal and provincial public health agencies to investigate an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infection that has affected people in five provinces.
Since September 2015 a total of seven confirmed cases of listeriosis have been linked to the outbreak in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. All the cases have been hospitalised and one death has been recorded, though it is still unclear whether the infection contributed to the cause of death.
The investigation has not yet determined the source of the outbreak, but is focusing on pre-packaged leafy greens, salad blends and salad kits. Consumers are being advised to follow safe food handling procedures to help prevent infection.
More information and future updates on the investigation can be found here.