Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

Canada: Outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to eggs - Update

19 March, 2021

Update: As of March 18, 2021, there have been 64 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illness investigated in the following provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador (26), and Nova Scotia (38). Individuals became sick between late October 2020 and mid February 2021. Nineteen individuals have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Individuals who became ill are between 2 and 98 years of age. The majority of cases (70%) are female.
Between October and December 2020, CFIA issued food recall warnings for a variety of eggs distributed in Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Some individuals who became sick in this outbreak reported exposure to recalled eggs; however, there are a number of recent ill individuals that do not. The CFIA is continuing its food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.