Of course, there is still the political fallout to deal with. Canadian Prime Minister Harper, who is on the cusp of calling a national election, has promised an independent investigation into the outbreak. No doubt, food safety policy will play a role in the coming campaign.
Maple Leaf's Bartor Road facility remains closed, and there is no indication when it might reopen. According to the federal Minister of Agriculture, an investigation would not begin until after the plant resumes normal operations.
Until the outbreak is declared over and sufficient time has passed to ensure that none of the recalled products remain on the market, consumers should continue to take extra care when purchasing ready-to-eat deli meat, either in packages or sandwiches.