The Canadian Food Safety Institute set to host a series of Provincial Listeria Information Sessions for the general public.

    TORONTO, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - The Canadian Food Safety Institute (CFSI), a
non-profit organization dedicated to the integrity and standard of the
Canadian Food Chain, has geared up to host a series of Free Listeria
Information sessions for the general public. The recent Listeria Crisis has
had a major impact on the way Canadians feel about the safety of their food.
Dozens of Canadians are either ill or have perished as a result of food borne
pathogen related illnesses. Many Canadians are now realizing that more needs
to be done to improve the quality and integrity of the Canadian Food Chain.
    Although significant media attention has been given to the recent
Listeria crisis, many Canadians still have unanswered questions and concerns
that they would like to voice. Thousands of Canadians have visited, and have voiced their concerns, and have
expressed their desire to meet face to face with the experts and get the full
story. CEO Jeffrey Solate says "It is our responsibility to educate the public
about food safety issues. People need our help and support now more than
    The information session will cover the topics of: Listeria monocytogenes,
and other food borne pathogens such as Salmonella, E-coli, Norwalk, etc.
    The Canadian Food Safety Institute has invited a panel of guests to
participate in this information session including: The Premier of Ontario, The
Federal and Provincial Ministers of Agriculture, Toronto, Peel and Hamilton
Medical Officers of Health, The University of Guelph Food Science and other
Food Industry and Public Health Experts.

    Event Details

    Date:        Saturday, October, 04, 2008.
    Location:    The Best Western Hotel Toronto Airport, 5825 Dixie Rd,
                 Mississauga, ON
    Time:        9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    This event is open to the general public, and interested attendees may
visit or Call 1-888-867-8678 to reserve
their FREE seat. Seating is limited so it is advised to register in advance.

For further information:

For further information: or to inquire about additional locations and
dates contact Sana Shalid, Event/Media Relations, Canadian Food Safety
Institute - 1-888-867-8678,; Or visit

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