June 19, 2018

Surprising Source of Cronut Burger Staphylococcus Identified

Toronto Public Health has confirmed that the source of the Staphylococcus aureus in the Cronut burger that sickened more than 200 people at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) was the maple-bacon jam. Dr. David McKeown, Tortonto's Medical Officer of Health said in a statement, "new lab results indicate that the maple bacon jam, which is one component of the Cronut burger, is the casue of food-borne illnesses at the CNE. We have ensurd the contaminated product is not served. There is no risk to the public." Epic Burger and Waffles will be allowed to reopen as long as they do not serve this product from the supplier, Le Dolci, and as long as all food safety requirements are met. As of 8:00 am August 27, 2013, there have been 223 reports of illness from consumers who visited the CNE. … [Read more...]

Staphylococcus Outbreak at Canadian National Exhibition Linked to Cronut Burger

According to Toronto Public Health¬†and a press conference, more than 150 people have been sickened after eating "Cronut" burgers at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in that city. A "Cronut" is a combination of croissant and doughnut. ¬†Some people use it as bread to hold burgers and other sandwich fillings. This specific food is a combination of a hamburger patty with maple bacon jam and cheese on the Cronut bun. On Tuesday, 34 people have complained about gastrointestinal problems, which triggered an inquiry. So far, twelve people have been treated for their illness, and five have been hospitalized. The vendor, Epic Burgers, voluntarily closed down until a complete health inspection has been conducted. Officials took food samples and reviewed all food handling and preparation … [Read more...]

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