By: Candess Zona-Mendola of MakeFoodSafe
On July 8, 2020, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced its investigation into Cyclospora illnesses linked to bagged salads manufactured by Fresh Express. It appears this outbreak is related to the outbreak here in the United States. The PHAC reports 37 confirmed cases of Cyclospora illness in three provinces: Ontario (26), Quebec (10) and Newfoundland and Labrador (1) – bringing the outbreak totals to 243 illnesses.
Like the United States, the CFIA issued a food recall warning for certain Fresh Express brand salad products containing iceberg lettuce, carrots and red cabbage that were distributed nationally in Canada.
In its announcement, PHAC confirmed it is working with provincial partners to determine if other recent cases of Cyclospora infection are linked to this outbreak.
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