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FOOD RECALL: Crisp and Delicious brand Chicken Breast Nuggets

Salmonella outbreak results in product recall and public health notice by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
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Crisp and Delicious brand Chicken Breast Nuggets recalled due to salmonella (File).

Sofina Foods Inc. is recalling Crisp & Delicious brand Chicken Breast Nuggets from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. 

This recall comes two months after Sofina Foods Inc. was forced to recall Janes brand Pub Style Chicken Burgers from the marketplace, also due to salmonella contamination.

The CFIA recommends that consumers do not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, and may have been distributed in other provinces or territories.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPCA Codes
Crisp & 
Delicious
Chicken Breast Nuggets – 
Uncooked Seasoned Breaded 
Chicken Cutlettes
1.6 kg


0 69299

11703 5

2019 JL 19

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor. If you have recalled products in your home they should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Background

This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The 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.

Active Investigations

As of Jan. 25, 2019, there is one active national Salmonella outbreak investigation linked to raw chicken including frozen raw breaded chicken products, coordinated by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Currently, there are 54 cases of illness in ten provinces linked to this outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, 20 within Ontario. None of the ill individuals have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported.

Product Dangers

When not thoroughly cooked, frozen breaded chicken products containing raw chicken pose an increased health risk to individuals who handle, prepare or consume them. These products may appear to be pre-cooked or browned, but they should be handled and prepared with caution.

llnesses can be avoided by following cooking instructions carefully and verifying the internal temperature after cooking, as recommended, before consuming these products. Frozen raw breaded chicken products and raw chicken pieces must be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 74°C (165°F) to ensure that they are safe to eat. Whole chicken needs to be cooked to an internal temperature of 82°C (180°F).

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