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  • Black bean and corn salsas recalled in Quebec

    La Pimenterie Inc. is recalling MTL Gringo brand Black Bean and Corn Salsas because of deterioration of the inner lid. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the recalled products were distributed in Quebec, Canada. Recalled products: MTL Gringo – Mild Black Beans & Corn Salsa MTL Gringo – Medium Black Beans & Corn...

  • Salad dressing recalled in Ontario over bursting bottles

    Cibona Foods Inc. is recalling Irresistibles brand Roasted Garlic – Caesar Aïolio because of possible bursting bottles. According to the Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the recalled product was distributed in Ontario, Canada. Recalled product: Irresistible brand Roasted Garlic – Caesar Aïolio Consumers and retailers should not use, sell, serve or distribute the affected product....

  • Pot barley recalled in Canada over presence of insects

    Pattison Food Group is recalling Western Family brand Pot Barley because of insects in the product. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the recalled products were distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Yukon, Canada. Recalled product: Western Family — Pot Barley Consumers and retailers should not use, sell, serve or distribute...

  • The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 206: James Plotkin and David Fewer on Canada’s Landmark Copyright Ruling on Fair Dealing and Digital Locks

    The debate over copyright and digital locks – technically referred to as anti-circumvention legislation – dates back more than 25 years with creation of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Internet Treaties and later in Canada with the enactment of the Copyright Modernization Act. The full scope and application of those digital lock rules has been...

  • Black pepper powder recalled in Ontario because of sand and dirt

    2629073 Ontario Inc. is recalling Panchvati Supermarket brand Black Pepper Powder Coarse because of sand and dirt in the product. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the recalled product was distributed in Ontario, Canada. Recalled product: Panchvati Supermarket – Black Pepper Powder Coarse Consumers and retailers should not use, sell, serve or distribute...

  • Cheeses recalled in Canada over Staphylococcus aureus concerns

    Les Fromages Latino Inc. is recalling various brands of cheese because of Staphylococcus aureus contamination. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the recalled products were distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, Canada. About Staphylococcus aureusStaphylococcus aureus is a bacterium that usually causes rapid food poisoning symptoms, including nausea,...

  • Sour Grapes: Big Media Lobby Wants to Squash the New Collective Responsible For Administering Google’s $100 Million Online News Act Money

    Late last month, I wrote about the behind-the-scenes battle over the selection of a collective to administer and allocate Google’s annual $100 million to news outlets as part of its Bill C-18 deal with the government. I reported that there were two proposals: the Online News Media Collective, a big media consortium led by News...

  • FDA issues warning about oysters because of danger of paralytic shellfish poisoning

    The FDA is advising restaurants and food retailers not to serve or sell and to dispose of, and consumers not to eat, certain oysters from Dailyfresh Shellfish Inc. The implicated oysters are from lot number 240531JM and were harvested from Subarea 23-10 in British Columbia, Canada, on May 30, according to a notice from the...

  • U.S. Isn’t Everything – The Importance for U.S. Entities to Obtain Trademark Protection Abroad (Yes, that includes Canada)

    The author of the lyrics for Canada’s national anthem, “O Canada,” probably didn’t have trademarks in mind when he wrote “we stand on guard for thee.”  But a recent trademark infringement win for a Maryland-based U.S. non-profit corporation in Canada shows that Canadian courts will guard against consumer confusion and enforce trademark rights even when...

  • Pineapple juice recalled in Canada because of mold

    Puresource Corporation is recalling Just Juice Organic brand 100% Pure Juice – Pineapple because of microbial contamination, specifically mold. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the recalled products were distributed nationally in Canada. About mold in food According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), mold in food can pose serious health...

  • MiO Energy Drink Mixes recalled in Canada because of potentially unsafe caffeine levels

    Kraft Heinz Canada is recalling MiO Energy brand Energy Drink Mixes because of potentially unsafe caffeine levels. This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) inspection activities.  According to the CFIA, the recalled products were distributed nationally in Canada. High levels of caffeine may have adverse health effects for children, pregnant individuals,...

  • Health Canada Proposes to Remove Authorization for Brominated Vegetable Oil
  • Huge Win for Copyright User Rights in Canada: Federal Court Rules Digital Lock Rules Do Not Trump Fair Dealing

    The Federal Court has issued a landmark decision (Blacklock’s Reports v. Attorney General of Canada) on copyright’s anti-circumvention rules which concludes that digital locks should not trump fair dealing. Rather, the two must co-exist in harmony, leading to an interpretation that users can still rely on fair dealing even in cases involving those digital locks....

  • This is Who We Are Now

    There was another shooting at a Jewish school in Montreal yesterday, which led to what has become the Canadian version of “thoughts and prayers”, namely a politician lamenting that “this isn’t who we are.” But months of escalating antisemitism make it clear that this is exactly who we are. Just this week, there were shootings...

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm: Why Bill S-210 Could Mandate CRTC-Backed Age Verification For Streaming Services Like Netflix, Crave and CBC Gem

    There are many reasons to be concerned about Bill S-210, the mandated age verification bill that raises significant privacy and freedom of expression risks and which is being improbably backed by Conservative MPs. The bill would mandate age verification technologies that the Privacy Commissioner of Canada says creates concern given missing safeguards, it establishes website...

  • The Behind-the-Scenes Bill C-18 Battle: How Newspapers, Big Broadcasters and the CBC Are Trying to Seize Control Over How Google Money is Allocated to Canadian Media

    Bill C-18, the Online News Act, is best known for two things: the government’s bad bet that Meta was bluffing when it said it would block news links in response to a system that mandated payments for links (news links have now been blocked for 10 months in Canada) and its attempt to salvage the...

  • Enoki mushrooms recalled in Canada after testing finds Listeria

    Lian Teng Produces Inc. is recalling Meta brand Enoki Mushrooms from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. According to the CFIA, the recalled product was distributed in Ontario and possibly other provinces and territories in Canada. Recalled product: As of the...

  • Supreme Court to determine what constitutes a “material change” under Canadian securities law

    Written by: Derek Sigel, Robbie Grossman, Sydney KertJamie Mandell, Thomas Prentice Reporting issuers across Canada should be aware of a more expansive interpretation of the term “material change” which will be considered by the Supreme Court of Canada (the “Supreme Court”). On March 28, 2024, in Lundin Mining Corporation, et al. v. Markowich (“Lundin”), the Supreme Court...

  • Frito Lay recalls Sun Chips, other snacks because of contamination with Salmonella

    Frito Lay is recalling certain snacks in Canada, including Sun Chips, because of Salmonella contamination. The company distributed the snacks nationwide. According to a recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the company initiated the recall. A spokesperson for Frito Lay told Food Safety News that ““this action is the direct result of...

  • The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 203: Andrew Clement on Calls to Separate Privacy Reform and Artificial Intelligence Regulation in Bill C-27

    Bill C-27, Canada’s proposed privacy reform and AI regulation bill, continues to slowly work its way through the committee process at the House of Commons with the clause-by-clause review of the AI portion of the bill still weeks or even months away. Recently a group of nearly 60 leading civil society organizations, corporations, experts and...

  • COURT OF APPEAL SUMMARIES (May 6 – May 10)

    Jump To: Table of Contents | Civil Decisions | Short Civil Decisions Good morning. Following are our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario for the week of May 6, 2024. Continue Reading In Croke v. VuPoint System Ltd., the Court upheld the dismissal of a wrongful dismissal case on...

  • Employment Law 101: Accommodating a Disability

    Most employers know they have a legal duty to accommodate an employee with a disability. But what exactly is the scope of that duty and what does the accommodation include? This post will set out the basics. What is the Duty to Accommodate? In Canada, an employer’s duty to accommodate refers to the legal obligation...

  • Not Selected in the H-1B CAP? Discover Opportunities in Canada: Exploring Alternatives for Talent Retention

    By: Rania Abboud For many highly skilled international workers, securing an H-1B visa in the United States can be elusive. With this year’s lottery results announced, employers find themselves exploring alternative strategies to retain invaluable talent. Among these strategies is the consideration of relocating talent to Canada, where a range of enticing options await. Exploring...

  • Yogurt and milk chocolate covered pretzels recalled in Canada over Salmonella contamination

    Huer Foods Inc. is recalling Western Family brand yogurt covered pretzels and milk chocolate covered pretzels because of possible Salmonella contamination. Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk...

  • Insider trading: the U.S. SEC’s “shadow trading” doctrine and its potential impacts in Canada

    On April 5, 2024, in the case of the SEC v. Panuwat (Panuwat),[1] the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) convinced a jury for the very first time of its “shadow trading” doctrine, according to which insider trading regulation is applicable where an individual in possession of material non-public information (MNPI) concerning the activities...

  • Outbreakdatabase and E. coli and Walnuts

    Thanks to the Marler Clark Epidemiology team for keeping up with foodborne illness outbreaks. Candidly, I could not recall any outbreak ever linked to walnuts. However, look what I found dating back to 2011 in Canada – 14 ill, 10 hospitalized and 1 death. 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Amira Enterprises Raw...

  • The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 201: Robert Diab on the Billion Dollar Lawsuits Launched By Ontario School Boards Against Social Media Giants

    Concerns about the impact of social media on youth have been brewing for a long time, but in recent months a new battleground has emerged: the courts, who are home to lawsuits launched by school boards seeking billions in compensation and demands that the social media giants change their products to better protect kids. Those...

  • Kingwuu and T&T Kitchen brand meat and vegetable products recalled over Listeria concerns in Canada

    Jue Wei Food (Canada) Ltd. is recalling Kingwuu and T&T Kitchen brand meat and vegetable products because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This recall was triggered by the company. The recalled products were distributed in Alberta, British Columbia and possibly other provinces and territories in Canada. Recalled product: See the full list and product photos here....

  • Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: Premier American Uranium Inc. (Canada) and American Future Fuel Corporation (Canada)

    Status: Upcoming/New Filing Acquirer: Premier American Uranium Inc. (Canada) Acquired: American Future Fuel Corporation (Canada) Value: $95 million Industry Tags: Mining & Extraction; Nuclear; Materials; Energy On March 19, 2024, Premier American Uranium Inc. (TSXV: PUR) and American Future Fuel Corporation (CSE: AMPS) entered into an agreement “pursuant to which Premier American Uranium will...

  • Juewei meat and vegetable products recalled in Canada because of Listeria contamination

    Jue Wei Food (Canada) Ltd. is recalling Juewei meat and vegetable products from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This recall was triggered by the company. The recalled products were distributed in British Columbia, Canada. Recalled products: See full list here. Brand Product Size UPC Codes Additional Information Juewei Spicy Duck Neck 220...

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