15 new Salmonella cases reported in Canada linked to U.S. peaches

Officials say 15 new cases of Salmonella have been reported in Canada in relation to an outbreak linked to U.S.-grown peaches.

The Public Health Agency of Canada says authorities have confirmed a total of 48 illnesses in Quebec and Ontario as of Wednesday.

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The agency says peaches imported from the U.S. are under investigation, but there’s no evidence to suggest that homegrown peaches pose a risk.

California-based grower Prima Wawona has recalled several varieties of fresh peaches sold in Canada between June 1 and Aug. 22 over contamination concerns.

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The yellow, white and organic peaches were sold under various brand names, including Extrafresh, Harvest Sweet, Prima, Sweet 2 Eat, Sweet O, Sweet Value, Wawona and Wegmans.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is urging consumers to not eat, use, sell or serve recalled peaches or products made with them.

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