The 2008 Listeria monocytogenes outbreak in Canada claimed 22 lives and caused a major review of the 2004 Health Canada guidelines for contorl of L. monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat (RTE) foods. Readers can review the Weatherill Report (9/14/09 posting on this weblog).

Health Canada has now issued its revised Policy on Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Foods (Nov. 3, 2010)

The policy document is posted below.