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关闭列市丰泰超市的依据为何?
Order to shut down Foody World in Richmond based on evidence: Vancouver Coaster Health

在因李斯特菌感染导致一人死亡,另有五人住院治疗后,温哥华沿岸卫生局勒令丰泰超市关闭整顿。这一丑闻事件随即在华裔社区炸开了锅,虽然有些人对华人超市所售食品的安全性深感担忧,但其他人却对卫生当局的处置决定持怀疑态度,抱怨称关闭令缺乏依据,对丰泰超市有失公允。

Vancouver Coaster Health ordered to close down Foody World, a grocery store in Richmond, B.C. after one person died and another five people were hospitalized for Listeria infection. The scandal has sparked heated reactions from the community. While some are deeply concerned about safety of food bought at Chinese supermarkets, others are skeptical about the health authorities’ order, complaining that the shutdown order lacks evidence to support and is unfair to the store. 

华裔社交媒体微信上的一则帖子称:“华人食杂店出售的熟食不新鲜……此类丑闻似乎不仅仅只是出现在温哥华,在多伦多和纽约等其他城市也时有耳闻。”

“Deli sold at Chinese groceries are not fresh… scandals seem to have appeared not just in Vancouver but in other cities such as Toronto and New York,” says one post on Chinese social media WeChat. 

丰泰超市董事长魏成义则在华人媒体上公开否认该超市是李斯特菌感染爆发的源头,称“丰泰自开业以来已经接待数十万顾客,如果该超市真是李斯特菌感染源头,肯定会有大批顾客感染,而不只是6人中毒。”

The store president Wei, Chengyi publically denied the accusation in the Chinese media that the store was the source of the Listeria outbreak. “The store has received over 100,000 customers since its inception, and if the store was the source of the outbreak, there would have been a large number of people affected, rather than only six.”

魏成义的抱怨得到某些网民的支持:
“Costco在2015年也曾涉及李斯特菌感染爆发,但Costco 却未因此而关门。可是,当局却仅凭怀疑就勒令丰泰超市关闭。而华人媒体一窝蜂地大肆渲染(有关关闭令)的消息,置事实于不顾……华人媒体应该成熟,学会公正待人。”

His complaint has elicited some supporting posts:
“Costco was linked to the Listeria outbreak in 2015, and there was no order to shut it down. However, the order to shut down Foody World was only based on suspicion. Chinese media has widely spread the information (about the shutdown order), totally ignoring the facts… Chinese media needs to grow and learn how to treat people fairly.”

《大中报》就这些质疑向温哥华沿岸卫生局提出询问,以寻求当局解释。

Chinese News has brought these concerns to the Vancouver Coastal Health, seeking their response. 

据卫生当局称,关闭丰泰超市的决定并不是基于怀疑,而是有确凿的证据。温哥华沿岸卫生局卫生保障经理Claudia Kurzac在回复《大中报》有关丰泰东主质疑的询问的电邮中写道:

The health authority says the decision to shut down the store was not based on suspicion but solid evidence. In an email response to questions from Chinese News regarding the store owner’s concerns, Claudia Kurzac, Manager of Health Protection wrote:

“我们注意到店内的食品加工,消毒程序不卫生,并在店内的食品与环境样本中发现了李斯特菌,因此为进行彻底清洁消毒,我们必须将整个商店关闭。”

“We observed poor food handling and sanitation practices in the store and Listeria was found in food and the environment in the store.  The whole store needed to be closed to allow for thorough cleaning and sanitizing.”

Kurzac还称,所有餐馆和商业厨房都采用相同的健康与安全标准。“温哥华沿岸卫生局在调查过程中还检验了其他店铺和食品,但并未在其他店铺加工的食品中发现李斯特菌。”

Kurzac also said that the same health and safety standards apply to all restaurants and commercial kitchens. “Vancouver Coastal Health has investigated other stores and foods during the course of the investigation, and it did not find Listeria in the food produced by other stores”. 

Kurzac称:“李斯特菌是危害严重的病菌,其会引起疾病甚至致命,因此我们对李斯特菌污染非常重视……我们在丰泰超市加工的食品中发现了李斯特菌。”

“Listeria is a serious, and can be fatal, illness, so we are taking this contamination very seriously…  We did find listeria in the food produced by Foody World.”
 
Kurzac进一步解释称,产品回招令无法有效确保丰泰的运营满足食品健康与安全标准。

She further explained that a product recall would not be effectively enough to ensure the store meeting health and safety standards.

“我们不是召回一种产品,而是需要召回在该超市内自制或出售的数十种不同种类的产品。而在最近发生的Costco案例中,只需召回一个品牌的产品,并且这些产品并非Costco自制,Costco并没有加工这些食品。而丰泰超市必需关闭才能进行彻底的清洁、消毒并处理掉可能受污染的食品,而店铺不关闭就不可能完成这些工作。”

“This is not a recall of one product. This recall is for dozens of different products, all made in-house or found in this particular store. In the recent case of Costco, the recall was for one brand of a product. This product was not made in-house in Costco. Costco was not preparing these foods. Foody World had to be closed to allow for thorough cleaning, sanitizing and discarding of potentially contaminated food.  This could not be done while the store was open.”

丰泰超市的魏成义董事长已表示会积极配合卫生当局进行调查,以确保超市符合健康与安全标准。

Wei, the store president expressed his intention to work with health authorities with the investigation and to ensure the store will meet the health and safety standards. 

温哥华沿岸卫生局警告消费者不要食用丰泰超市出售的或店内自制的食品。

Vancouver Coastal Health warned customers not to consume any produce or ready to eat foods made in house at the store.
 

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