There’s been a second death in Canada due to the listeria outbreak that may be linked to Maple Leaf Foods ready-to-eat meats. CTV reports:
A second person is confirmed to have died from the deadly bacterial in Waterloo, Ontario. The victim is described as an elderly woman.
The first person to die from the bacteria was also from Ontario. She was also an elderly woman and lived in Hamilton.
There are currently 17 confirmed cases of the bacteria in four Canadian provinces.
Meanwhile, Maple Leaf has shutdown one plant near Toronto and recalled 23 different products. The ready-to-eat meat maker’s recall totals over 1.2 million pounds. The action will cost the manufacturer about $4 million. The company says it is acting like it is responsible for the outbreak, although whether that turns out to be true or not remains to be seen.
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