Toronto: 34 People Got Sick, Possibly From Eating the ‘Cronut Burger’

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 21, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A burger that was created with inspiration from the cronut appears to be the source of more than a people becoming sick in Toronto.

The illnesses happened during the Canadian National Exhibition from August 16 through August 20.

At least 12 of the 34 people who got sick reported they had eaten a Cronut burger, one of the highlight food items at the exhibition, according to Global News.

The patients were vomiting and experiencing nausea and cramping.

The source of the illnesses isn’t yet determined, but CNE officials have told Epic Burgers not to re-open until the health inspection is complete.

One of the people who ate the burger, Marianna, who didn’t want to give her last name, said that she went with four friends to the exhibition to try new foods, including the cronut burger.

“Early this morning, I woke up with unbearable stomach pains,” she said in a phone interview. “I didn’t know what it was. I went into the bathroom and immediately started throwing up and the vomiting didn’t end until 4:30 this morning.”

All the food at Epic Burgers has been disposed of and samples are being tested, reported CityNews Toronto on Wednesday.

 

 

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.