Certain Seasoned, Cooked Chicken Breast Strips prepared by Le Champ du Coq Inc., may contain Salmonella bacteria

Starting date:
April 23, 2013
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Health Hazard Alert
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Desco Services Alimentaires Inc.
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, April 23, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Desco Services Alimentaires Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Le Champ du Coq brand Seasoned, Cooked Chicken Breast Strips because they may be undercooked and, therefore, contaminated with Salmonella.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The distributor, Desco Services Alimentaires Inc., Boisbriand, Québec, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC Additional info
Le Champ du Coq Inc. Seasoned, Cooked Chicken Breast Strips 4 kg Best Before: 2013-NO-05 83569400974043 Bear the stamp, "CANADA 209"


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Media enquiries

Desco Services Alimentaires Inc.

CFIA Media Relations

For more information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Desco Services Alimentaires Inc. at 450-437-7182; or,

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.