Public Health Notice – Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections Linked to Raw Chicken, Including Frozen Raw Breaded Chicken Products

This notice has been updated to reflect a new outbreak in Canada linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products and a new food recall warning associated with this outbreak.

This notice has been updated to reflect a new outbreak in Canada linked to frozen raw breaded chicken
products and a new food recall warning associated with this outbreak. Additionally, since the last public
health notice was issued on October 2, two previous active outbreak investigations have now been closed.
As of October 26, 2018, there have been 474 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella illness investigated
as part of the illness outbreaks across the country: British Columbia (38), Alberta (70), Saskatchewan (17),
Manitoba (22), Ontario (166), Quebec (107), New Brunswick (25), Nova Scotia (12), Prince Edward Island (2),
Newfoundland and Labrador (11), Northwest Territories (1), Yukon (1), and Nunavut (2). There have been
90 individuals hospitalized as part of these outbreaks. Three individuals have died; however, Salmonella was
not the cause of death for two of those individuals, and it was not determined whether Salmonella contributed to the cause of death for the third individual. Infections have occurred in Canadians of all ages and genders.

October 26, 2018 (NEW) – Salmonella Enteritidis

· Currently, there are 25 cases of illness in nine provinces linked to this outbreak: British Columbia (1),
Alberta (3), Saskatchewan (3), Manitoba (1), Ontario (12), Quebec (2), New Brunswick (1), Prince Edward Island (1), and Newfoundland and Labrador (1). Two individuals have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Frozen raw breaded chicken products have been identified as a source of this outbreak.

Product recall on October 26, 2018

· Janes Pub Style Chicken Burgers – Uncooked Breaded Chicken Burgers (800g) with a best before date of
May 14, 2019. UPC – 0 69299 12491 0. Outer box lot code: 2019 MA 14 EST 374. Inner bag lot code: 1348M.
The product was distributed nationally.