Canada – Officials say outbreak is caused by frozen corn, not fresh avocados -Salmonella

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Canadian officials have cleared avocados as the source behind an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella infections. They have determined the source of the Salmonella is frozen corn.

“There are now 84 Salmonella illnesses reported across 5 provinces. Based on the investigation findings to date, the outbreak is linked to Alasko brand frozen whole kernel corn,” according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued food recall warnings on Dec. 14 and 19 for Alasko brand frozen whole kernel corn imported by New Alasko Limited Partnership. Some of the products were possibly distributed nationally. This led to a secondary recall for Fraser Valley Meats brand frozen whole kernel corn on Dec. 18. 

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