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Canada's Listeriosis probe calls for better food processing equipment

Canada's federal government is calling for all meat product manufactures to develop easier to clean meat processing equipment.

"Manufacturers should be required to design easy-to-clean meat-processing equipment that limits the spread of bacteria, says a newly released report on last summer's deadly listeriosis outbreak.

Improved equipment design was one of 57 recommendations in the report made public Tuesday after a six-month investigation headed by Sheila Weatherill, former CEO of Edmonton's Capital Health Region.

She also recommended a greater role for Canada's chief public health officer during outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, tipping the federal government to any suspected health threats, as well as more on-site inspections at meat-processing plants."

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