a photo of Prof. Keith Warriner
Prof. Keith Warriner

University of Guelph food safety expert Prof. Keith Warriner is available to discuss the repeated salmonella outbreaks in Canada linked to frozen chicken products.

Warriner can also discuss the new federal regulations that go into effect on April 1 intended to prevent further outbreaks.

Warriner was recently featured in a story on CTVNews.ca.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued recalls on frozen chicken nuggets three times this year alone, most recently on March 21. At least 560 Canadians have been sickened by salmonella linked to frozen chicken products since 2017, although Warriner estimates that is a vast underestimate of the actual number of illnesses.

Warriner can explain how these outbreaks begin, why they continue to happen and how the new federal regulations might help to reduce illnesses.

A professor in U of G’s Department of Food Science, Warriner researches food safety, food microbiology and pathogens.

He studies enhanced food safety in meat processing, and his team has helped advance knowledge in emerging pathogens, food-borne hazards detection technologies and intervention technologies.

Prof. Keith Warriner