Category Archives: Alert

Outbreak Rescinded at Gull Lake Special Care Centre

Under the guidance of Medical Health Officer Dr. David Torr, the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) outbreak at the Gull Lake Special Care Center has been ‘rescinded’ as of the morning of March 16.

With the outbreak being declared over, regular visitation can return to the facility. Enhanced cleaning and infection control efforts will remain in place for the next while to ensure that the virus is maintained under control.

The health region would like to acknowledge the efforts of the Gull Lake staff and the Region’s Infection Control Team for their quick action taken when the outbreak was initially declared on March 5th. In addition, appreciation is extended to the family members and community for their understanding and support of the visitation restrictions.

Prevention is key to reducing the potential for transfer of illnesses within communities. Practice good infection control and illness spread prevention techniques such as frequent and proper hand-washing and handy hygiene, staying away from health facilities and other public settings when feeling ill, frequent cleaning of hard surfaces such as counter tops/desks/doorknobs, and coughing/sneezing into the crook of your elbow.

Sweet 2 Eat Brand Fruit Recall

Industry is recalling Sweet 2 Eat brand fresh, whole peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. These products were recalled by Wawona Packing Company of California. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Note that retail cartons may show the following brand names: Wawona, Sweet 2 Eat or Harvest Sweet. Stickers on individual fruit have the Sweet 2 Eat brand name.

For full details please visit the Canada Food Inspection Agency story.

Enfamil Infant Formula Recall

Ottawa, July 11, 2014 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Walmart Canada Corporation and Mead Johnson Nutrition (Canada) Company are advising the public that some bottles of Enfamil A+ Ready-to-Feed Infant Formula have been found with the tamper-proof seal broken and blue tape applied in its place. These bottles were found to contain water and some formula residue instead of infant formula.

The issue was initially discovered in Ontario. Consumers using infant formulas should examine the containers to ensure that the security seal is intact and has not been altered.

For full information please visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website.