Infectious Diseases 2017

Infectious Diseases 2017

Canada: Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen raw breaded poultry products

29 September, 2017

Public health officials in four provinces are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products. Currently, there are 13 cases of Salmonella illness in four provinces: Ontario (7), Quebec (2), New Brunswick (2), and Nova Scotia (2).
Four people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Individuals became sick between June and August of this year. The average age of cases is 38 years (range 0-82 years), with approximately equal distribution among males and females.
Based on the investigation findings to date, exposure to frozen raw breaded chicken products has been identified as a source of illness. The health agency did not identify the implicated food by brand or manufacturer. It described the suspected source of the Salmonella Enteritidis as “frozen raw breaded chicken products.”