For the fourth time this year, the Canadian Food inspection agency has recalled a frozen food product over the fear of salmonella contamination. More than 70 people across Canada are infected by a foodborne illness.
An investigation into an outbreak of foodborne illness has led to frozen pastries.
Various chocolate eclairs and cream puffs have been recalled due to the outbreak, which has caused illnesses in people ranging in age from one to 88. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), there have been 10 reported illnesses in Manitoba between last November and this March.
Frozen desserts believed to be linked to a cross-Canada salmonella outbreak were served at a Winnipeg care home where two residents with the infection died. The executive director of the Golden West Centennial Lodge confirmed that staff and family members have been told cream puffs were given to residents last month. The desserts were later recalled
Although it has not yet been determined if salmonella was definitely a factor in their deaths.
PHAC says many of the people who reported illnesses had consumed Celebrate-brand eclairs and profiteroles, which are sold in resealable plastic tubs.
They are advising that anybody who has purchased those products do not consume them. Instead, the pastries should be thrown out and any container that was used to store them should be washed thoroughly. Anyone who touches one of the recalled products is advised to wash their hands thoroughly for 20 seconds after doing so.
People who experience symptoms, or who have underlying medical conditions, should contact their health care provider if they suspect they have a Salmonella infection. Please make sure everyone in your family is healthy and feel good. The food we consume is a very important factor in our own health. After all, we are what we eat, let’s stay healthy!