Maple Leaf Recalls Chicken Strips After Illnesses Reported


Canadian Food Inspection Agency Recall Alert: Maple Leaf brand Chicken Breast Strips recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria

(Ottawa, November 1, 2017) Maple Leaf Foods is recalling Maple Leaf brand Chicken Breast Strips from the marketplace because they may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria.

Consumers should not consume Brand Name Maple Leaf Chicken Breast Strips with:

UPC #: 0 63100 03089 6

Best Before Date: Sept. 29 2018

Size: 840g

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.

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.

This recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. 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 product from the marketplace.