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Found 10 records similar to Food Microbiology - Targeted Surveys - Final Report - Bacterial Pathogens and Indicators in Ready-to-Eat Powdered Infant Cereal and Children's Breakfast Cereal - April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2020
The main objective of this survey was to obtain additional information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared soy and gluten in infant cereal. Of the 203 samples tested, a single sample was found to contain undeclared soy. None of the products sampled in this survey were found to present a health risk.
A targeted survey analyzed 3,962 samples of powdered infant formula for bacterial pathogens. All samples were tested for Enterobacteriaceae. Of the 3,962 samples, 2,965 were tested for generic Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Salmonella spp. and 997 samples were tested for Cronobacter spp.
This data shows spatial density of Cereals cultivation in Canada. Regions with higher calculated spatial densities represent agricultural regions of Canada in which Cereals are more expected. Results are provided as rasters with numerical values for each pixel indicating the spatial density calculated for that location. Higher spatial density values represent higher likelihood to have Cereals based on analysis of the 2009 to 2020 AAFC annual crop inventory data.
The main objective of this survey was to obtain baseline information regarding the presence and levels of undeclared gluten in gluten-free infant foods. Of 600 samples tested, 10 samples were found to contain undeclared gluten. 8 out of these 10 samples were an infant cereal and was the same product with different lot numbers. All lot numbers of 1 infant cereal product containing undeclared gluten in this survey were deemed to represent a health risk and recalled.
A targeted survey on bacterial pathogens in seed powder and plant-based protein powder analyzed 583 samples of seed powder and 245 samples of plant-based protein powder for generic Escherichia coli (E. coli), Salmonella species (spp. ), B. cereus, Clostridium perfringens (C. perfringens) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). No Salmonella spp. and S. aureus were found in any of the samples.
4331 samples of ready-to-eat meat were tested for bacterial pathogens and indicators. 99.7% of the samples were satisfactory.
98.9% of the 1165 samples of ready-to-eat fish and seafood tested for bacterial pathogens and indicators were satisfactory.
The main objective of the 2017 CFP was to collect data and assess the compliance of infant foods to Canadian standards for residues of pesticides and metals. Previous years have analyzed pesticides, metals, veterinary drug residues, aflatoxins and environmental contaminants. In the 2017 CFP, a total of 534 samples of infant and toddler foods were purchased in the Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec areas between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. These samples included infant cereal, fruit and vegetable purees, infant and toddler grain-based snacks and juices.
A targeted survey on bacterial pathogens in fresh-cut ready-to-eat fruits analyzed 2,621 samples for Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, Shigella, Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7, and generic E. coli. No Salmonella, Shigella or E. coli O157:H7 were found in any of the samples. Listeria monocytogenes was found in fourteen samples and elevated levels of generic E. coli were found in one sample. The CFIA conducted appropriate follow-up activities.
A targeted survey on bacterial pathogens in pre-packaged, fresh-cut, ready-to-eat vegetables analyzed 2,675 samples for Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, Shigella, Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7, and generic E. coli. Salmonella, Shigella, E. coli O157:H7, and generic E. coli were not found in any samples. Six samples were found to contain Listeria monocytogenes. The CFIA conducted appropriate follow-up activities for the Listeria monocytogenes contaminated samples resulting in product recalls and/or the implementation of corrective actions by the processing facilities.