Prima Wawona Salmonella Lawyer Update: The Number of Salmonella Cases Linked to U.S. Imported Peaches Continues to Grow in Canada.

For more information on the Salmonella Outbreak linked to Wawona-brand bagged peaches, to speak to a Peaches Salmonella Lawyer, or inquire about a Peaches Salmonella Lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901.

Prima Wawona Salmonella Lawsuit Lawyer: The Number of Salmonella Cases Linked to U.S. Imported Peaches Continues to Grow in Canada.

Following the onion Salmonella Newport outbreak, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced that the number of victims in the salmonella outbreak linked to peaches has continued to grow in Canada since the last update on August 23, 2020. On September 2, 2020, Public health officials in Canada reported that the number of salmonella cases linked to the outbreak had increased by 15 since the last update bringing the total to 48 victims thus far. 

The salmonella outbreak is believed to be linked to peaches imported from the United States where an associated salmonella outbreak has been linked to peaches with at least 78 victims in the U.S. 

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a consumer advisory back on August 22, 2020, informing consumers that fresh imported peaches recalled by Prima Wawona may be unsafe due to Salmonella. The peach products brands affected by the recall are Extrafresh, Harvest Sweet, Prima, Sweet 2 Eat, Sweet O, Sweet Value, Wawona, and Wegmans. Thus far two provinces have reported cases linked to the salmonella outbreak: Ontario (32) and Quebec (16), out of the reported cases 11 have required hospitalization. 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are currently investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis illnesses that have a similar genetic fingerprint to illnesses reported than the ones in Canada. Both the U.S. and Canada are collaborating to identify commonalities in the outbreak information that may identify additional sources of illness or help to identify the cause of contamination in the peaches. The CFIA is continuing to advise consumers to refrain from eating the potentially contaminated peaches as well as to dispose of any Prima Wawona peaches they may have at home.

Ron Simon, a National Salmonella Lawyer representing people involved in the peach salmonella outbreak, stated:

“The CDC explains that in order to find cases in an outbreak of Salmonella infections, public health laboratories serotype the Salmonella bacteria and perform a kind of “DNA fingerprinting” on laboratory samples. Investigators determine whether the “DNA fingerprint” pattern of Salmonella bacteria from one patient is identical to those from other patients in the outbreak and from the contaminated food. Bacteria with the same “DNA fingerprint” are likely to come from the same source.”

For more information on the Salmonella Outbreak linked to Wawona-brand bagged peaches, to speak to a Peaches Salmonella Lawyer, or inquire about a Peaches Salmonella Lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901.

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