Canada launches product recall web site

by Keith Nunes
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OTTAWA — The Canadian government’s Health Canada and Food Inspection agencies have introduced a web site that allows Canadian consumers to learn about recalled food products. The new web site combines recall information from both agencies’ databases, and allows Canadians to search by keyword, date, product or company name. The web site also features photographs of the recalled products.

"When Canadians hear rumors about problems with food or product safety, they want the real facts fast, and don’t want to search different web sites to get the information," said Gerry Ritz, Canadian minister of agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. "With the launch of this new web site, Canadian families will now know where to turn in situations such as children’s toys being reported as unsafe, or when there’s food-related issue like Salmonella."

The new web site may be found at

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