Call to ‘correct’ listeriosis report – Metro US

Call to ‘correct’ listeriosis report

The heads of three federal agencies pivotal to last summer’s listeriosis crisis want a damning report by Ontario’s top public health official “clarified and corrected.”

The most senior officials at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada demanded the revisions in a recent letter to Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s acting chief medical officer of health.

“We note that the document contains a number of statements which should be clarified and corrected for the public record,” says the letter, dated April 20.

The letter is co-signed by CFIA president Carole Swan, chief public health officer David Butler-Jones and Health Canada deputy minister Morris Rosenberg. They declined further comment Thursday.

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