Infectious Diseases 2019

Infectious Diseases 2019

Canada: Salmonella outbreak investigations linked to raw chicken continues

2 March, 2019

As of March 1, 2019, there are two active national Salmonella outbreak investigations linked to raw chicken including frozen raw breaded chicken products, coordinated by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
1. 19 cases of illness in six provinces linked to this outbreak. Individuals became sick between December 2018 and February 2019. Two of the ill individuals have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
The following frozen raw breaded chicken product has been identified as a source of this outbreak: No Name Chicken Nuggets, Uncooked. The product was distributed nationally.
On February 8, 2019, Loblaw Companies Limited voluntarily removed No Name frozen raw breaded chicken nuggets, strips, and burgers, including No Name Chicken Nuggets, Uncooked. from its retail chains across Canada due to the potential risk of illness associated with these types of products.
2. 61 cases of Salmonella enteritidis illness in ten provinces linked to this outbreak. Individuals became sick between June 2018 and February 2019. None of the ill individuals have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Frozen raw breaded chicken products have been identified as a source of this outbreak. Frozen raw breaded chicken products have been identified as a source. As of this date, two products manufactured by Sofina Foods Inc. have been linked to the outbreak.