Monday, September 20, 2021

Health officials warn restaurants

Federal and Ontario health officials are warning restaurants to be wary of frozen shredded pork and pork skins sold in plain plastic bags with no identification.

People have been sickened by salmonella bacteria, many of them after eating at Vietnamese/Asian restaurants in Toronto and surrounding area.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health and local health units across much of Ontario have been alerted to the issue and are investigating.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said that at this point they have no evidence that any of these products were sold directly to consumers.

What are these restaurants doing, buying pork without any identification such as manufacturer, lot codes, dates, etc.? I think the answer is clear: they get it really cheap, and that's all they care about.