The investigation includes 13 current cases of Salmonella illness in four provinces: Ontario (7), Quebec (2), New Brunswick (2), and Nova Scotia (2). Four people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. Individuals became sick between June and August of this year. The average age of cases is 38 years (range 0-82 years), with approximately equal distribution among males and females.
Exposure to frozen raw breaded chicken products has been identified as a source of illness based on the investigation to date. The public health notice will be updated on a regular basis as the investigation evolves.
The Public Health Agency of Canada is leading the human health investigation of this outbreak and is in regular contact with its federal and provincial partners to monitor and take collaborative steps to address the outbreak.
The Government of Canada will continue to update Canadians as new information related to this investigation becomes available.