- No Name brand Chicken Nuggets, with a best before date of May 15, 2019 on the outer package and a lot code of 1358M on the inner package; and
- $10 brand Chicken Fries, with a best before date of March 23, 2019.
Now public health officials say there are people in seven provinces who have been confirmed infected. Those provinces and the number of sick people in each are: British Columbia with 3, Alberta with 5, Saskatchewan with 3, Manitoba with1, Ontario with 11, Quebec with 2, and Newfoundland and Labrador with 3. The outbreak alert said health officials are continuing to detect illnesses linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products. The products may appear to be cooked, especially because they are breaded, but federal officials reminded consumers that all poultry products should be cooked throughly — to 74 degrees C — to kill bacteria and viruses. “Four individuals have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Individuals became sick between early June and mid-July 2018. The average age of cases is 28 years, with ages ranging from 1 to 78 years. The majority of cases — 57 percent — are female,” according to Public Health Canada. “Based on the findings from the investigations to date, exposure to frozen raw breaded chicken products has been identified as the source of illness. Several of the ill individuals involved in the outbreaks reported eating No Name brand Chicken Nuggets (907g) or unbranded $10 Chicken Fries (1.81kg) before their illness occurred.” Laboratory tests showed samples of both products were positive for Salmonella Enteritidis. The positive food samples had genetic fingerprints, determined using whole genome sequencing, that matched the genetic fingerprints of the infected patients. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted recalls for the products:In the past three weeks the number of people confirmed with Salmonella infections has increased 300 percent in an outbreak traced to raw frozen chicken products. Canadian officials continue to warn consumers to check their freezers for the implicated products. As of Aug. 10, an additional 21 people were confirmed as outbreak victims, bringing the total to 28, according to Public Health Canada. The Canadian health agency first reported the outbreak on July 21. At that point people in three provinces were infected.