As of January 28, there have been 14 laboratory-confirmed cases of E. coli O157 illness linked to this outbreak in the following provinces: Alberta (13) and Saskatchewan (1). Individuals became sick between early December 2021 and early January 2022. No deaths or hospitalizations have been reported. Individuals who became ill are between 0 and 61 years of age. The majority of cases (64%) are female.
The CFIA issued a food recall warning on January 28, 2022 for Hankook (Korean characters only) brand Original Kimchi sold in 2L containers with a net weight of 1670 g, UPC code 6 23431 00030 4, and best before date January 29, 2022. The recalled product was distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
As of January 21, there have been 110 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illness investigated in: British Columbia (42), Alberta (49), Saskatchewan (4), Manitoba (13) and Ontario (2). The illnesses reported in Ontario are related to travel to Alberta and British Columbia. Individuals became sick between early September 2021 and late December 2021. Four individuals have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Individuals who became ill are between 1 and 89 years of age. The majority of cases (64%) are female.
The CFIA issued food recall warnings on December 14 and 19 for Alasko brand frozen whole kernel corn; and a secondary recall for Fraser Valley Meats brand frozen whole kernel corn on December 18. Several additional secondary recalls have been issued for products that were made using the recalled Alasko brand frozen whole kernel corn.