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Published September 20, 2013, 04:03 PM

Saskatchewan man latest to fall ill from E. coli tainted cheese from B.C.

Health officials in Saskatchewan, Canada, say they’ve identified an E. coli case linked to contaminated raw cheese products produced in British Columbia.

By: Canadian Press,

REGINA, Canada — Health officials in Saskatchewan, Canada, say they’ve identified an E. coli case linked to contaminated raw cheese products produced in British Columbia.

There are few details, but the province says the case involves a man from northwest Saskatchewan.

The case is connected to contaminated cheese produced at Gort’s Gouda Cheese, a small artisan cheese farm in Salmon Arm, B.C.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled 14 raw milk cheese products sold online, at the farm and elsewhere in B.C. and Alberta between May 27 to Sept. 14.

Health officials in B.C. have confirmed that an elderly woman who ate the farm’s cheese died because of the bacteria.

Aside from the Saskatchewan case, at least 11 other people have fallen ill, including three in B.C. and eight in Alberta.

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