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on July 13, 2017

Chicken nuggets tied to Salmonella outbreak in Canada

Loblaw Companies has recalled President’s Choice brand Pub Recipe Chicken Nuggets, which have been tied to the outbreak by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling President's Choice brand Pub Recipe Chicken Nuggets from the marketplace because of possible Salmonella contamination.

The recall was announced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). A CFIA investigation revealed that the uncooked breaded chicken nugget products have been connected with a foodborne illness outbreak.

As of July 13, there were 12 cases of Salmonella illnesses in four provinces between April and June. Five of those cases were reported in Alberta, five were reported in Ontario and there has been one case in both British Columbia and New Brunswick. Two people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Two thirds of the people affected were males, and the average age of those people is 23.

A sample of President's Choice brand Pub Recipe Chicken Nuggets (800 g), with best before date 2018 MR 15, collected from a retail establishment tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis and had the same genetic fingerprint as the cases of human illness reported in this outbreak.

CFIA is working with industry to ensure the product is removed from the retail market.

The investigation is ongoing and it is possible that more products linked to the outbreak investigation may be identified. The public health notice will be updated on a regular basis as the investigation evolves.

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