Nine cases of salmonella have been confirmed in Canada following a recall of No Name brand chicken burgers.
A public health warning was posted in June, confirming that No Name Chicken Burgers were being recalled off shelves around the country.
The recall applies to the following product:
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Code(s) on Product||UPC|
|no name||Chicken Burgers||1 kg||Outer package: 2019 FE 06
Inner package: 0378M
|0 60383 16636 6|
At the time, the Health Agency of Canada said it was investigating an outbreak of human illness in connection with this product.
Today, they announced there have been nine additional cases connected to the recalled burgers.
— GovCanHealth (@GovCanHealth) June 19, 2018
“Currently, there are 68 cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illness in nine jurisdictions: British Columbia (8), Alberta (9), Manitoba (9), Ontario (15), Quebec (23), New Brunswick (1), Nova Scotia (1), Newfoundland and Labrador (1), and the Northwest Territories (1),” stated the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
“Based on the investigation findings to date, exposure to poultry, including frozen raw breaded chicken products, has been identified as a source of illness. Several of the ill individuals involved in the outbreak reported having eaten No Name brand chicken burgers before their illness occurred.”
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
Health Canada says consumers should check to see if they have the recalled product in their home and if so, throw it out immediately or return to the store of purchase.