As of August 23, 2019, there have been seven confirmed cases of Listeria illnesses in three Canadian provinces.
According to Canadian Health authorities Rosemount brand cooked diced chicken has been identified as a likely source of the outbreak. That product has now been recalled.
Also, as of August 23, 2019, 24 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria have been reported from 13 U.S. states. Of 23 ill people with information available, 22 hospitalizations have been reported. There have been two deaths.
Whole genome sequencing shows that the type of Listeria making people sick in Canada is closely related genetically to the Listeria making people sick in the United States. This means that people in this outbreak are more likely to share a common source of infection.
In the United States, Tip Top Poultry has recalled approximately 135,810 pounds of fully cooked poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The problem was discovered on August 17, 2019, when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified FSIS that a sample of product produced by Tip Top Poultry was confirmed positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
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