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Deaths from Listeria now at 11

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The number of confirmed deaths from the Listeriosis outbreak that has triggered a series of recalls of processed food products has increased to 11.

Dr Mark Raizenne of the Public Health Agency of Canada says the latest death is from Ontario and `likely occurred in the past several weeks.’

The outbreak so far is either responsible or played a contributing factor in nine deaths from Ontario, one from Alberta and one from B.C.

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Another six deaths are suspected and still under investigation.

Health officials have linked the outbreak to processed meat products from a Maple Leaf Foods plant in Toronto.

Maple Leaf issued a recall of virtually all the products produced at the plant and that has in turn sparked dozens of recalls of ready to eat sandwiches made from the Maple Leaf products.

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