bacon jam source of Cronut Burger illness outbreak at CNE
When dozens of CNE patrons fell ill after eating the now infamous cronut burger, some observers rushed to blame the hamburger patties that came served between two slices of the croissant doughnut hybrid.
But the culprit wasn the lowly burger.
On Tuesday, Toronto Public Health officials confirmed the ingredient that induced violent, gastrointestinal issues for almost 80 patrons was a maple bacon jam supplied by a chic Toronto patisserie that also provided the cronuts to the vendor, Epic Burger and Waffles.
Health officials said lab results on the burger showed traces of Staphylococcus aureus toxins in the jam, manufactured by Le Dolci, a Toronto “foodie studio” bent on dispensing “fun, foodie education and fabulous sweet treats” through private baking lessons and pricey eating tours in Paris, northern Italy and San Francisco.
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Of the many baking classes on offer (about $80 for two hours), one advertises that it will teach pupils how to fashion miniature designer Birkin bags and Hermes boxes from buttercream to be used as toppings for gourmet cupcakes.
But with the discovery of Staphylococcus aureus, all of Le Dolci plans have been put on pause. The toxin, which is a burberry bags sale Staph infection, can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea within two to four hours of ingestion. It cannot be killed by further cooking or refrigeration. In rare cases it can be serious, even fatal, in young children and the elderly.
The bakery will be barred from opening until any issues regarding safe food handling and preparation are corrected, said Jennifer Veenboer, spokesperson for Toronto Public Health, who declined to speculate on how long the investigation might take.
In a statement, Le Dolci said it is concerned about the week events. are a small team of family and employees who run the operation and we take food safety very seriously. It is of the utmost importance to us. We have strict policies and procedures in place for all of our staff a burberry bags sale nd suppliers to ensure we always output a high quality product. At present we are fully co operating with the Toronto Public Health department to assist them into their investigation and will continue to do so until this matter is resolved. jam was made from bacon, maple syrup, water and brown sugar. Health officials said further testing will r burberry bags sale eveal whether the offender was the bacon or if the toxin was caused by improper food storage.
The toxin could have formed during any stage of production, prompting the public agency to order a top to bottom inspection of the food production and handling process; however, city health inspectors have already identified temperature control issues at La Dolci and onsite at the food stand.
The jam was made in 10 litre batches, poured into pails and transported by truck to the CNE fairgrounds from the Le Dolci’s storefront on Dundas Street West near Trinity Bellwoods Park.
At Dominque Ansel Bakery in Lower Manhattan the inventor and trademark owner of the cronut where lineups form up to three hours before opening and wind around city blocks, the great Canadian cronut catastrophe hasn burberry bags sale hurt the brand.
have had a few Canadian fans write in to us saying it is karma for this Canadian company for trying to make a bootleg version of our product, said a spokesperson in an email to the National Post.
are starting to realize that a company that rushes to copy someone else idea is probably also taking shortcuts elsewhere in this case, heath and hygiene. Epic Burgers was given the green light to reopen on Tuesday after being closed for almost a week as long as it no longer serves the bacon preserve.