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2017-2019 Multi-province Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Rosemount brand Chicken, Canada

In August 2019 the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to consumption of Rosemount brand cooked diced chicken. As of August 18, 2019, there were 7 confirmed cases of Listeria monocytogenes in 3 provinces: British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario. Individuals became sick between November 2017 and June 2019. Six individuals were hospitalized. No deaths were reported. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a food recall warning for Rosemount brand cooked diced chicken meat, pack date 01/21/2019. The produce was distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia and may have been distributed to other provinces and territories. The recalled product was packaged for hotels, restaurants and institutions, not for retail sales. On August 21, 2019 the recall was expanded to included Reuven International Ltd brand Natural Proportion Cooked Chicken Meat (diced) and Sysco brand Natural Proportions Cooked Shredded Chicken.

  • Outbreak began:
  • Unknown 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Chicken
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant, Hotel, Retail
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Sysco, Reuven International Ltd , Rosemount
  • Total ill:
  • 7
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 7
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 6
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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