Canadian Chicken Nuggets Are Full of Salmonella

Canadian Chicken Nuggets Are Full of Salmonella

If you have some nuggets sitting in the freeze north of the border, check the brand and expiry date to stay safe.

OK, not all Canadian chicken nuggets will send you running to the bathroom. If you have Harvest Creek nuggets sitting uneaten in your freezer, however, they should probably stay there, or go straight to the garbage.

A recent report issued by The Public Health Agency of Canada indicates that Harvest Creek chicken nuggets with a best-before date of October 11th, 2018 have been linked to an outbreak of salmonella causing 30 people to fall ill in Canada.

According to Global News.ca, the outbreak was first reported way back in September of 2017. Around that time, it resulted in 13 people falling sick with salmonella poisoning in four provinces, four of whom had to be hospitalized.

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So far, additional cases have been reported in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, and Quebec but officials warn that the nuggets could have been sold additional places. They’re on a rampage.

Salmonella infection is a common bacterial disease that targets your intestines. Symptoms can included a fever, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, vomiting, chills, a headache and blood in your stool. It can last anywhere between 2 and 7 days, and it can actually take months before your bowels return to normal, experts say.

It’s caused by eating food contaminate with feces, and is commonly found in raw meat such as chicken, poultry and seafood, raw eggs and fruits and vegetables washed in water contaminated with salmonella.

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