(OTTAWA, ON) – Maple Leaf Foods is recalling various breaded chicken products from the marketplace because they may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. The 840g package of Maple Leaf chicken breast strips, the 828g package of Sufra Halal chicken burgers, and the 828g packages of Mina Halal chicken burgers are all being recalled.
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.
This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.