October 16, 2020

Canadian Salmonella Peach Outbreak Declared Over With 57 Sick

Public Health Canada has declared the Canadian Salmonella peach outbreak over after sickening 57 people in two provinces. There is a corresponding outbreak in the United States that was just declared over by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The notice from Public Health Canada states that "Given that Salmonella illness reporting linked to this outbreak has significantly decreased over the last four weeks, the outbreak appears to be over and the investigation has been closed." People may still have these peaches either frozen in their freezers or in other products. In Canada, a consumer advisory was issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for Prima Wawona peaches that were imported from the United States and sold from June 1, 2020 to August 22, 2020. The … [Read more...]

Hilly Acres Farm Eggs Recalled in Canada for Possible Salmonella

Hilly Acres Farm Eggs are being recalled in Canada because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The eggs were distributed at the retail level in Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia. Consumers should not eat and distributors, retailers, and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not serve, sell or use these recalled eggs. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this recall. You can see the long list of recalled products at the CFIA web site. The brand names that are part of this Hilly Acres Farm eggs recall include no name brand, generic, Farmer John Eyking, Eyking Delite, Compliments, Maritime Pride, Nova Eggs, Nova Eggs Eggsquisite, and Great Value. These products … [Read more...]

Pig Ear Dog Treats Salmonella Outbreak in Canada Sickens 8

A pig ear dog treats Salmonella outbreak in Canada has sickened at least 8 people, according to Public Health Canada. Three patients have been hospitalized, and one person died. This is not the first time these pet treats have been linked to outbreaks. A pig ear dog treats Salmonella outbreak in the United States was the sixth largest multistate outbreak in 2019, sickening at least 154 people in 34 states. The serotypes of Salmonella on  those pig ears included Derby, Cerro, Infantis, London, Newport, Rissen, and I 4,[5],12:i:-. The patient case count in the current outbreak is: British Columbia (5), Alberta (2), and Yukon (1). Patients got sick between late February 2020 and early August 2020. The patient age range is between 7 and 95 years of age. People can get sick several … [Read more...]

Canadian Red Onion Salmonella Outbreak Ends With 515 Sick

The Canadian red onion Salmonella outbreak has ended after sickening 515 people in seven provinces according to the Public Health Agency Canada. The outbreak is linked to Thomson International onions imported from the United States. There is a related outbreak ongoing in the U.S. that has sickened at least 1,012 people in 47 states, but the FDA and CDC have not updated that investigation since September 1, 2020. The case count in Canada by province is: British Columbia (121), Alberta (293), Saskatchewan (35), Manitoba (26), Ontario (14), Quebec (25) and Prince Edward Island (1). Illness onset dates range from mid-June to late August 2020. The patient age range is between 1 and 100.  In all, 79 people were hospitalized. Three people died, but Salmonella did not contribute to the … [Read more...]

Sunsprout Micro Greens Recall in Canada Updated With New Products

The recall of Sunsprout micro greens in Canada that is associated with a food poisoning outbreak has been updated to include new products. Public Health Ontario (PHO) is investigating an outbreak of illnesses that is associated with the consumption of these products. There is no information on the PHO web site about the outbreak. The recall was triggered by an investigation into the outbreak. The recalled products include Sunsprout Micro Greens Alfalfa & Onion, sold in 100 gram packages. The UPC number on the product label is 0 57621 13516 1. All best before dates up to and including BBOCT05 are recalled. Also recalled is Sunsprout Micro Greens Alfalfa & Radish, also sold in 100 gram containers. The UPC number on that product is 0 57621 13512 3. All best before dates up to and … [Read more...]

Sprouts Alive Micro Greens Associated with Canadian Salmonella Outbreak

Sprouts Alive Micro Greens and Sunsprout Micro Greens are associated with a Salmonella outbreak in Canada, according to a recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The distribution of the raw micro greens and the outbreak seems to be limited to Ontario. There is no information about this outbreak at the Public Health Ontario web site, even though the recall notice states, "Public Health Ontario is investigating an outbreak of human illness associated with consumption of these products." We do not know how many people are sick, their age range, date of illness onset, or if anyone has been hospitalized. The recall notice states, "This recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak." The recalled products … [Read more...]

Canadian Red Onion Salmonella Outbreak Grows Again: No Change in U.S.

The Canadian red onion Salmonella outbreak has grown again, but there is no change in U.S. numbers. The United States outbreak has not been updated by the CDC or FDA since September 1, 2020, when that agency reported at least 1,021 sick in 47 states. Illnesses in both countries have a similar genetic fingerprint, which means they likely share a common source of infection. Both outbreaks have been linked to onions grown and exported by Thomson International of Bakersfield, California. Red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada because of the way onions are grown and processed. Secondary recalls have also been issued for products made with those onions. Onions grown in Canada are not suspected in this outbreak. In Canada, at least 506 … [Read more...]

Canada Peach Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 48; U.S. Numbers Unchanged

The Canada peach Salmonella outbreak has now sickened 48 people in that country, while the case count in the United States remains the same at 78 sick. Since the last update on August 13, 2020, there are 15 more confirmed illnesses. Officials say that peaches imported from the United States, more specifically Wawona peaches, are the probable source of this outbreak. There is no evidence to suggest that any peaches grown in Canada are associated with illnesses. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a consumer advisory for peaches recalled by Prima Wawona that were sold from June 1, 2020 to August 22, 2020 in Canada. The brand names of the recalled peaches are: Extrafresh, Harvest Sweet, Prima, Sweet 2 Eat, Sweet O, Sweet Value, Wawona, and Wegmans. Do not eat, use, … [Read more...]

Peach Salmonella Outbreak Appears in Canada With 33 Sick

Another country is now affected by the peach Salmonella outbreak. As of August 23, 2020, at least 33 people in Canada are ill with Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to peaches imported from the United States. This outbreak has a similar genetic fingerprint to the Salmonella outbreak in the U.S. that is also linked to Wawona Packing peaches. The case count by province is: Ontario (22) and Quebec (11). The patient age range is 0 to 91 years. No deaths have been reported. Illness onset dates range from June to August 2020. A consumer advisory has been issued by the Canadian Food Inspection  Agency (CFIA) for peaches recalled by Prima Wawona. The peaches were sold in Canada from June 1, 2020 to August 22, 2020. They were sold under these brand names: Extrafresh Harvest … [Read more...]

Canadian Salmonella Red Onion Outbreak Has Sickened 339 in 7 Provinces

The Canadian Salmonella red onion outbreak has now sickened ant least 339 people in seven provinces, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. That is and increase of 100 more illnesses since the last update on August 7, 2020. Forty-eight people have been hospitalized. This outbreak is linked to red onions that are imported from the United States, where there is a similar outbreak that has sickened at least 640 people in 43 states. The case count by province is: British Columbia (78), Alberta (208), Saskatchewan (19), Manitoba (19), Ontario (8), Quebec (6), and Prince Edward Island (1). The patient age range is from 3 and 100 years of page. Illness onset dates range from mid-lune and late July 2020. No onions grown in Canada are associated with this outbreak. Onions … [Read more...]

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