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Staphylococcus toxin concerns prompt recall of chicken strips in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced last week that Maple Leaf Foods is recalling Maple Leaf brand Chicken Breast Strips from the marketplace because they may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria.

Maple Leaf brand Chicken Breast Strips
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This recall was triggered by a consumer complaint.

The following product is affected by the recall:

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Maple Leaf Chicken Breast Strips 840 g Best Before 2018 SE 29 0 63100 03089 6

Food safety officials recommend that consumers 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.

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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