By Jory Lange

Celebrate frozen profiteroles and eclairs are being recalled in the wake of Salmonella outbreak in Canada.  73 confirmed cases of Salmonella infection have been linked to frozen profiteroles and eclairs. 27 people are sick in British Columbia, 12 in Alberta, 9 in Saskatchewan, 10 in Manitoba, 13 in Ontario, and 2 in Quebec.  People became ill between November 2018 and March 2019. 19 people have been hospitalized. 2 people have died, although it has not yet been determined whether the Salmonella infection contributed to these deaths.

The Public Health Agency of Canada advises that, “Many of the individuals who became sick reported eating Celebrate brand classic/classical or eggnog flavored profiteroles or mini chocolate eclairs purchased at various grocery stores before their illnesses occurred.”

The Public Health Agency of Canada advises that people:

  • Check to see if you have any recalled Celebrate brand profiterole or eclair products in your home. If you do:
  • Do not eat recalled Celebrate brand profiteroles (cream puffs) or mini chocolate eclairs.
  • Throw them out immediately and properly wash and sanitize any containers that were used to store these products before using them again.  
  • If you have any profiteroles or mini eclair products without the original packaging and are unsure if these products are included in this advice, throw them out just to be safe.
  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds immediately following contact with any of the identified Celebrate brand products.
  • Do not prepare food for other people if you think you are sick with a Salmonella infection or suffering from any other contagious illness causing diarrhea.

Because of the time it takes for illnesses to be reported, the Public Health Agency of Canada warns that more recent illnesses may continue to be reported in this Salmonella outbreak.