Various breaded chicken products recalled by Maple Leaf Foods due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria
- Starting date:
- May 9, 2017
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Food Recall Warning
- Microbiological - Staphylococcus aureus
- Hazard classification:
- Class 2
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- Maple Leaf Foods
- Ontario, Quebec
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
- Advisory details
- What you should do
- Who is affected
- Affected products
- Media enquiries
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.
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.
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Who is affected
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
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.
|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|
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CFIA Media Relations
For more information
Maple Leaf Foods: 1-800-268-3708
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