Infectious Diseases 2019

Infectious Diseases 2019

Canada: salmonella outbreak linked to frozen profiteroles and eclairs

28 April, 2019

As of April 27, 2019, there have been 73 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illness investigated in the following provinces: British Columbia (27), Alberta (12), Saskatchewan (9), Manitoba (10), Ontario (13) and Quebec (2). Individuals became sick between November 2018 and late March 2019. Nineteen individuals have been hospitalized. Two deaths have been reported. 
Many of the individuals who became sick reported eating Celebrate brand classic/classical or egg nog flavoured profiteroles or mini chocolate eclairs (All contain eggs) purchased at various grocery stores before their illnesses occurred.
The CFIA has issued a food recall warning for Celebrate brand profiteroles and Celebrate brand mini chocolate eclairs. The food recall warning was triggered by findings from the outbreak investigation.