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PulseNet Canada

PulseNet Canada Background Information

  • Participating since 1999; real-time sharing of PFGE patterns and information
  • Several success stories: Shigella in parsley; Salmonella in cantaloupes, dog treats, almonds, German chocolate


  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan

Visit the PulseNet Canada web site.


  • National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses, Guelph, Ontario
  • Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Ottawa, Ontario