Maple Leaf breaded chicken recalled over possible toxin
OTTAWA - Federal health officials say Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is recalling various breaded chicken products because they may contain a toxin produced by staphylococcus bacteria.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the affected products, which were sold in Ontario and Quebec, include Maple Leaf brand Chicken Breast Strips in 840-gram packages with a best-before date of April 20, 2018. Chicken burgers under the Sufra Halal and Mina Halal brand names in 828 g packages are also being recalled.
The CFIA says food contaminated with staph toxin may not look or smell spoiled and that the toxin produced by the bacteria is not easily destroyed at normal cooking temperatures.
Common symptoms of staph poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and fever.
The CFIA says consumers with these recalled products should throw them out or return them to the store where they were purchased. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.