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More cases and possible death linked to Salmonella eclair and cream puff recall

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Daily Hive Staff May 02, 2019 4:39 pm

Certain Celebrate brand frozen profiteroles and eclairs are being recalled across Canada due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Since the initial recall on April 28, 2019, the Public Health Agency of Canada has notified the public that three additional cases of illness that have been reported.

This brings the total number of cases recorded during this outbreak to 76 across seven provinces.

A third individual has died, but it has not yet been determined whether Salmonella was a contributing cause.

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Health officials confirmed to Daily Hive that they have pinned down the source of the outbreak.

“The source of the outbreak is Celebrate brand profiteroles and eclairs,” said Dr. Eleni Galanis of the BC Centre for Disease Control. “In BC, these products were primarily sold at AG Food stores and Fairway Market stores.”

The Public Health Agency of Canada published 76 confirmed cases of the illness in provinces across the country, with the majority of them (nearly 40%) being in BC.

Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below, which have been sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, and may have been distributed in other provinces or territories.

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This recall was triggered by findings from an investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. If you think you became sick from consuming one of these products, call your doctor.

Additionally, you should check to see if you have recalled products in your home. If you do, they should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

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