Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

July 08, 2008 12:41 ET

Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Notice to Food Editors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - In response to reports of illnesses caused by the consumption of contaminated shellfish in New Brunswick, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) would like to bring to your attention our fact sheets on Red Tide, Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning and Safe Shellfish Harvesting and Food Safety Facts on Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP).

The information highlights the potential risks associated with shellfish, and the actions consumers should take.

You can view this fact sheet, along with additional food safety information, on the CFIA Web site at www.inspection.gc.ca/consumer.

Thanks for helping us get these important food safety messages to consumers.

A Fact Sheet entitled "Red Tide, PSP and Safe Shellfish Harvesting" is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Red_Tide.pdf


A Fact Sheet entitled "Food Safety Facts on Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP)" is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Facts_Shellfish.pdf

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-228-6682