So far there have been eight confirmed deaths due to the listeriosis outbreak and seven others remain under investigation
Listeriosis has claimed the lives of more Canadians who ate Maple Leaf Foods contaminated meat, and now the death toll stands at 8.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases of listeriosis to 29 and there are still 36 other unconfirmed cases.
Maple Leaf Foods originally recalled 23 different meat products, however, as a precaution, that number has risen to 220 forms of meat.
Vice-president of the Consumers Council of Canada, Eleanor Friedland said that she doesn’t believe that the federal government is not putting the safety of the consumers as a priority, like they said.
She believes, “If that’s the case, how come (so many) people have died and we don’t know how many more will be showing symptoms?”
If you have any symptoms, go see a doctor. Some early symptoms include nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, headache, constipation and fever. While the symptoms may seem like the flu, you should see a doctor if they persist or get worse.