Soft cheese contamination under investigation – the city’s Department of Health is reviewing its processes to identify and clean up cheese contamination in North Vancouver.
«Health Canada has been working with us over the last few months on identifying and cleaning up any remaining cheese contamination in our supply chain,» said Janice Drennan, communications director with the Department of Health, in a Tuesday email to CBC News. «We have identified and cleaned up large portions of the cheese that came of더킹카지노f the U.S. cheese cheese factory. For other parts of the food chain, the same ki바카라nd of work we were able to do, we are beginning to look into how to reduce the contamination issue, which we believe is much less than expected.»
Drennan said any remaining contamination will be identified by city inspectors in cooperation with food companies and suppliers on a case by case basis. The cheese inspectors will be based at the City’s supply chain maintenance station in Vancouver, which provides direct access to the meat department for handling food.
«We will have some tools and equipment that are used to check all of our meat supply chains, and there will be more tools and more equipment for inspection and removal of contaminated meat by the meat department,» Drennan said.
She noted that the city would take further steps to improve the quality of the meat supply chain to ensure that it remains free from any contaminants that might cause foodborne illness in later generations.
An industry watchdog group, the Association of Meat Inspection Agencies (AAMA), has been investigating whether a facility near the company that owns the Vancouver meat slaughter house supplied the company with contaminated meat.
The meat inspection organization says it’s the third inspection to be conducted on the meat plant since mid-April, in what Drennan says is a long-standing situation.
The city has been using a machine-handling system to ensure that samples of the plant’s food are received promptly, Drennan said, but there’s still much to do before the company can be fully tested.
«If we don’t clean that facility quickly, we don’t have any data to give the confidence that this was contaminatio바카라n of animal products,» she said. «If we get in touch with you about that, that would allow us to make any recommendations as to how it needs to be cleaned up.»
Drennan said the city remains focused on ensuring the quality of the product it’s buying from meat suppliers and to ensure that meat processing equipment used to slaughter animals is thoroughly tested and sanitized.