Various Breaded Chicken Products Recalled Due to Dangerous Toxin
If you regularly eat breaded chicken products, there's an important recall you should be aware of.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently announced that various breaded chicken products have been recalled by Maple Leaf Foods due to a toxin produced by staphylococcus bacteria.
The CFIA says shoppers should dispose of or return Maple Leaf Chicken Breast Strips (840 g with UPC code 0 63100 03089 6), Sufra Halal Chicken Burgers (828 g with UPC code 0 61483 05778 3) and Mina Halal Chicken Burgers (828 g with UPC code 0 63100 42143 4)
If you have consumed this product and feel sick, call your doctor.
Food contaminated with Staphylococcus toxin may not look or smell spoiled and the toxin is not easily destroyed at normal cooking temperatures.
Common symptoms of Staphylococcus poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and fever. In severe cases of illness, headache, muscle cramping and changes in blood pressure and pulse rate may occur.
According to the CFIA, this recall was triggered by the company.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
So far, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.