Jul 29, 2019
By Christine Ross
Health officials in Quebec are looking at possibly banning grilled cheese sandwiches at elderly care facilities after at least two residents died after choking on them.
A coroner concluded earlier this year that the sandwich appears to pose a particular choking risk to the elderly. The Quebec Health Department says it is wrapping up a comprehensive review of the risks of choking on food in the province’s facilities. A spokesperson says the department isn’t focusing on grilled cheese in particular but rather on wider measures to reduce choking and improve patient safety.