SCOTIAN GOLD PRODUCTS RECALLED BECAUSE OF LISTERIA WORRIES…HOW OTTAWA CAN HELP FARMERS GET OVER ANTIBIOTICS…INTERESTED IN NSDA LAB SERVICES? – DATE CORRECTION…BRIDGEWATER FIRST AID TRAINING…
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SCOTIAN GOLD PRODUCTS RECALLED BECAUSE OF LISTERIA WORRIES
Source; The Chronicle Herald
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling some Scotian Gold apple slice products due to possible Listeria monoctyogenes contamination. In a media release issued Saturday, the CFIA said there are three items on the recall list: 300-gram packets of Tart Apple Slices, 454-gram Apple Snacks to Go, and 907-gram Apple Slices and Caramel Dip. The best before dates are up to Jan. 23 or Jan. 26. The items may not look or smell spoiled, according to the CFIA, but can still make you sick. Nausea, vomiting, headaches, or muscle aches can be a result of consuming these products and the results can be more severe for pregnant women, the elderly, or those with weakened immune systems. (read more)
HOW OTTAWA CAN HELP FARMERS GET OVER ANTIBIOTICS
Source: The Globe and Mail
Since 1945, the dawn of widespread antibiotic use, the threat of resistance was apparent. Yet, for more than 50 years, little to nothing was done to stop it. Only in the past two decades has that changed, thanks to the looming possibility of a postantibiotic era in which infections run rampant and kill millions each year. The medical establishment has responded with actions to limit their use and find novel means to fight off infections. In stark contrast, the agricultural world continues to lag, with livestock health still largely depending on antibiotics. After all, these drugs represent one of the most reliable means to ensure healthy animals as well as rapid gains to market weight. (read more)
INTERESTED IN NSDA LAB SERVICES? – DATE CORRECTION
There is an opportunity to meet with NSDA Lab Staff regarding Lab analyses, processes at the lab and any issues you may like to bring forward to NSDA staff. Although we cannot tour the lab facility, there will be a meeting and presentation held on Thursday, January 15 at 2 pm at the Annapolis Boardroom, Bible Hill.
BRIDGEWATER FIRST AID TRAINING
Source: Farm Safety N.S.
Farm Safety Nova Scotia plans to host an Emergency First Aid Training Course in the Bridgewater area. Anyone interested in attending please contact Carolyn at the address below.
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