HALIFAX -- An investigation by public health officials has discovered an outbreak of egg-related salmonella poisoning across Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia.

The federal Public Health Agency says there have been 57 lab-confirmed cases of the illness in the two Atlantic provinces.

They say people became sick between October 2020 and January 2021 and nineteen people have been hospitalized - though no deaths have been reported.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued food recall warnings for a variety of eggs distributed in the two provinces last year and will continue its investigation.