Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s largest food retailer, has issued a recall of a particular unbranded $10 Chicken Fries product, as concern arise that the products may be contaminated with salmonella. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) allegedly said that customers should not consume the $10 Chicken Fries, that comes in a 1.81 kg package with the product code 2019 JN 22 and bearing the universal product code 0 60249 01411 4.
Citing reliable sources, customers that have already bought the recalled product are recommended to return it in-store or throw it out. The recall had been issued after the Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada were all involved in a nation-wide investigation into a sudden increase in the cases of salmonella.
Apparently, the recall announcement has come soon after Loblaw’s No Name brand chicken burgers and No Name brand chicken nuggets were recalled by the company in June and July respectively, due to salmonella concerns. The outbreak of salmonella has caused about 47 cases of illness across eight provinces, with eleven people being hospitalized.
The CFIA has stated that more food product recalls in the upcoming time might be issued, while the Public Health Agency identified ‘Frozen raw breaded chicken products’ as the source of salmonella outbreak.
The CFIA further warned that salmonella-contaminated food would not necessarily smell or look spoiled but can still make consumers ill. Elderly people, pregnant women, young children and people with weak immune systems are especially more likely to get serious infections, claim experts familiar with the matter.
For the record, the most usual symptoms of salmonella poisoning includes nausea, fever, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, and abdominal cramps. Mostly, patients only need fluids and recover in less than a week. However, severe infections might need medical care, including IV fluids, and in some cases, antibiotics.