Families and representatives of Canadians who died last summer after eating tainted Maple Leaf Foods meat are taking some comfort from a report released today into the listeriosis outbreak.

They say the report's admission of mistakes and distribution of blame shows there is recognition of problems in Canada's food safety system.

And they feel the wide number of recommendations proposed to prevent and manage future crises is a crucial step to improvement.

The son of an elderly Saskatchewan woman who died after consuming the meat says he was very pleased he was consulted during the investigation.

Dennis Schroh says he's fully supportive of the recommendations, but will be watching closely for proof the government takes action.

The independent findings were produced through a six-month probe that included more than 100 interviews and amassed some five million pages of information.

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