Maple Leaf breaded chicken re­called over pos­si­ble toxin

The Hamilton Spectator - - FOOD -

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.

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