An investigation is underway into 13 cases of salmonella poisoning in four provinces with two of the cases in New Brunswick.
The Public Health Agency reports the salmonella outbreak stems from not cooking raw breaded chicken products properly. Four people have been hospitalized but no deaths have been reported.
Consumers are being warned raw breaded chicken nuggets, strips and burgers should be treated the same as raw poultry and cooked to an internal temperature of at least 74 degrees celcius or 165 degrees fahrenheit. Microwaving is not recommended because of uneven heating.
Public Health also warns it's possible for some people to be infected but not get sick or show any symptoms and, as such, are able to spread the infection to other people.