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Posted: August 19, 2015

Safeway recalls chicken wings

Safeway is recalling various store-packaged, cooked chicken wings from the marketplace because they may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria.

Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following cooked products have been sold in Safeway locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario:

Party Pack Chicken Wings Hot Salt N Pepper

PPK Wings Mix flavors Hot

Pinty’s Wings Salt and Pepper Hot

Pinty’s Wings Salt and Pepper Cold

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reported August 14 the recall was triggered by the manufacturer.

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 products from the marketplace.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected products should check with their retailer.

Food contaminated with Staphylococcus toxin may not look or smell spoiled. The toxin produced by Staphylococcusbacteria 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 no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products, the CFIA reported.

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