Several sick from salmonella in B.C. headcheese

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (that’s in Canada) has confirmed 10 cases of Salmonella Chester in residents who consumed headcheese which had been purchased from various stores throughout the province from mid- to late June.

Headcheese is a deli product made from meat from the head of a pig, combined with gelatin and spices.

Dr. Eleni Galanis, a physician epidemiologist at the BCCDC, said,

"The majority of infected people were elderly, and approximately half required hospitalization. There may be other people who also experienced symptoms, but did not see their doctors, leaving potentially more unreported cases.”

Freybe Gourmet Foods Ltd. was voluntarily recalling the product, which is produced by a third-party manufacturer, said officials.

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