Food Recall Warning (Staphylococcus) – Various breaded chicken products

Recall date:
May 9, 2017

Reason for recall:
Microbiological – Staphylococcus aureus

Hazard classification:
Class 2

Company / Firm:
Maple Leaf Foods

Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec

Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Recall details

Ottawa, May 9, 2017 – Maple Leaf Foods is recalling various breaded chicken products from the marketplace because they may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Maple Leaf Chicken Breast Strips 840 g 2018-04-20 0 63100 03089 6
Sufra Halal Chicken Burgers 828 g 2018-01-20 0 61483 05778 3
Mina Halal Chicken Burgers 828 g 7118 0 63100 42143 4

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Staphylococcus toxin may not look or smell spoiled. The toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria is not easily destroyed at normal cooking temperatures. Common symptoms of Staphylococcus poisoning are nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and fever. In severe cases of illness, headache, muscle cramping and changes in blood pressure and pulse rate may occur.

Background

This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

Maple Leaf Foods: 1-800-268-3708

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the
CFIA by filling out
the online feedback form.

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