Romaine is dangerous to eat says the government of Canada. the recall is entirely self regulated. In the US it is mandatory.
This is not a one-off. Years ago the government of Canada sold itself to food lobbyists.
Now, when they send one of these warnings out they do more harm than good. If the government were AWOL it would be a better look than a warning not to eat what is still legal to sell. The health message and lack of mandatory recall is essentially a contradiction with the lack of recall serving to undermine the message (assuming it is heard as not everyone sees the news). Canadians expect that it would be illegal to sell something dangerous and cannot believe the danger in something legal.
Of course some of the stores may do it knowing that to fail would be a public relations disaster that might even involve the government deciding to govern in this sector for a change.
No respect for the government of Canada on this is deserved.
Maybe once the federal government has its "Walkerton" whichever party then in power will be drummed out of office and then people will have expectations of food regulation that is at least half as good as the shitty job they are doing in the US which is much better than here.
The US is much more self-regulating and their people trust business more so why is Canada worse than they are in the areas of food (also cosmetics too but that is another story).
Maybe we can examine other topics besides best places to buy pot and making fun of any suggestion of regulation in this section of the forum?