Cronut Burger Illnesses Caused by Maple Bacon Jam

August 27, 2013

The Cronut Burger was made famous earlier this month when it made its debut at the Epic Burgers & Waffles booth at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto. Then, it became even more famous when the burger caused over 150 illnesses. At the time, it was unclear what was making patrons so sick, but it turns out it wasn't the meat or the croissant/donut hybrid, it was the maple bacon jam that tops the burger. 

"New lab results indicate that the maple bacon jam, which is one component of the cronut burger, is the cause of food-borne illnesses at the CNE," said Dr. David McKeown, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health. "We have ensured the contaminated product is not served. There is no risk to the public." 

The jam was supplied by Le Dolci, who has since ceased production of the product voluntarily. Epic Burger & Waffles is being allowed to reopen their booth at the CNE, so long as they no longer serve the contaminated maple bacon jam. 

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