There has been 29 cases and
15 deaths eight deaths so far (sorry about that, don't know where I got 15 deaths from). I say so far since it might take up to 70 days for the listeriosis bacteria to incubate. Very scary stuff.
Maple Leaf foods is going to have a long road ahead of itself to recover from this. Michael McCain, President & CEO of Maple Leaf Foods has been feartured in television apologizes for the contamination.
Maple Leaf stock is taking a nose dive just like you'd think, with a lost of $250 million at last count. But business experts say that Maple Leaf will make a full recovery and liken their proactive actions to Johnson & Johnson's after the 1982 Tylenol cyanide murders.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has a complete list of recalled products on site. Maple Leaf says not to eat any product labeled with establishment number 97B, but you everyone is ditching all they Maple Leaf products in the home just to make sure, I know we did. You might think that we are over reacting but we do have two groups at risk, children and pregnant women living at home.
I'd like to know how has this affected you and your family? Have you sworn off processed foods? Started visiting your local butcher more? Or are you a vegetarian and telling everyone I told you so?