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2018-2019 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Frozen Profiteroles, Canada

Canadian public health investigators announced an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to consumption of Celebrate brand frozen profiteroles (cream puffs) and mini chocolate eclairs. As of May 2, 2019 there were 76 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella. British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador reported cases. Twenty individuals had been hospitalized. Three deaths were reported. Illness onset dates ranged from November 2019 through early April 2019. Many of the individuals who became sick reported eating Celebrate brand profiteroles and Celebrate brand mini chocolate eclairs. On April 26, 2019 certain Celebrate brand frozen profiteroles and eclairs were recalled.

  • Outbreak began:
  • November 2018
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • frozen dessert
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Retail
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Celebrate
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 76
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 76
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 20
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 3
  • Any References:
  • No

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