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Health Officials Warn Of Salmonella Outbreak From Sausages In Quebec & Ontario

Recalled sausages continue to make people sick.
There's A Salmonella Outbreak In Quebec & Ontario From Contaminated Sausages
  • Filicetti sausages were recalled on October 16, but it seems it was too late since 12 people have been reported sick with Salmonella due to eating the contaminated food.
  • Read below to find out what the Public Health Agency of Canada announced recently regarding the recalled sausages.

On October 16, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recalled various ready-to-eat dry sausages due to Salmonella contamination. The recall took place across Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.

At the time, there were no reported illnesses regarding the products. But the recall may not have been fast enough — or reached enough people. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced yesterday that an outbreak of Salmonella has occurred in Ontario and Quebec, and seems to be ongoing. 

The main culprit and source of the outbreak is Filicetti brand Italian Style mild, dry, cured sausage. So far, two people in Quebec and 10 in Ontario have become sick from eating this sausage. 

Health officials are advising Canadians to pay extra attention to the brand of sausage they are consuming and if it is listed on the advisory.

The original recall also included Venetian Abruzzo Sopressata sausage, which is distributed in Ontario and Alberta, but no illnesses have been reported for this brand. 

If you do have either of these products at home, it's best to throw them out immediately or take them back to the store where they were originally purchased. 

According to PHAC, illnesses continue to be reported.

For anyone who has ever had food poisoning, Salmonella infection can include all those awful symptoms like stomach cramping, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and fever.   

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Most symptoms will clear up within a week without medication, but some cases can become severe and require medical help or hospitalization. If you're feeling any of these symptoms and think you have consumed one of the recalled products, it's best to contact your doctor. 

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Those who are especially vulnerable to Salmonella contamination are people with compromised immune systems, pregnant women, seniors, and children. High-risk individuals can show severe symptoms that can turn deadly and should be monitored by a health care provider. 

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It can be almost impossible to tell if food is contaminated with Salmonella since it does not change its look or smell. So, double-check the packaging if you have sausage products at home. In this case, it really is better to be safe than sorry.  

For more information about the October 16 recall, click here

For more information on the Quebec and Ontario outbreaks, click here.

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