Various store-packaged, cooked Chicken Wings recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria
- Starting date:
- August 15, 2015
- 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:
- Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
- Advisory details
- What you should do
- Who is affected
- Affected products
- Media enquiries
Ottawa, August 15, 2015 - Safeway is recalling various store-packaged, cooked Chicken Wings from the marketplace because they may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
The following cooked products have been sold in Safeway locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.
What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected products should check with their retailer.
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 manufacturer. 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 products from the marketplace.
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC|
|Safeway||Party Pack Chicken Wings Hot Salt N Pepper||Variable||All codes sold up to and including August 14, 2015||begins with 236500|
|Safeway||PPK Wings Mix flavors Hot||Variable||All codes sold up to and including August 14, 2015||begins with 256870|
|Safeway||Pinty's Wings Salt and Pepper Hot||Variable||All codes sold up to and including August 14, 2015||begins with 236524|
|Safeway||Pinty's Wings Salt and Pepper Cold||Variable||All codes sold up to and including August 14, 2015||begins with 236523|
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