In a follow-up on the Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products, Canadian public health officials say the outbreak total is now 12.
The outbreak has affected four provinces: British Columbia (1), Alberta (5), Ontario (5) and New Brunswick (1). Two people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Based on the investigation findings to date, exposure to President’s Choice brand Pub Recipe Chicken Nuggets (800 g) has been identified as a source of the outbreak. Several individuals involved in the outbreak reported eating President’s Choice brand Pub Recipe Chicken Nuggets (800g) before their illness occurred.
A sample of President’s Choice brand Pub Recipe Chicken Nuggets (800 g), with best before date 2018 MR 15, collected from a retail establishment tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis and had the same genetic fingerprint as the cases of human illness reported in this outbreak.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a food recall warning and is working with industry to ensure the product is removed from the retail market.
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