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Safeway urges consumers in five provinces to throw out cooked chicken wings

Safeway is recalling several varieties of store-packaged, cooked chicken wings over concerns they may be contaminated with a toxin-producing bacteria.
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August 17, 2015 - 11:24 AM

OTTAWA - Safeway is recalling several varieties of store-packaged, cooked chicken wings over concerns they may be contaminated with a toxin-producing bacteria.

Various flavours of the Safeway wings are part of the recall, which includes package dates up to and including Aug. 14.

The products were sold in Safeway stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says there have been no reported illnesses associated with consumption of the products.

Anyone who has purchased the suspect wings should throw them out or return them to Safeway.

The food inspection agency says it is investigating.

Food containing the Staphylococcus bacteria may not look or smell spoiled, and the toxin produced is not easily destroyed at normal cooking temperatures.

The chicken wings that might be contaminated include:

— Safeway Party Pack Chicken Wings Hot Salt N Pepper.

— Safeway PPK Wings Mix flavours Hot.

— Safeway Pinty's Wings Salt and Pepper Hot.

— Safeway Pinty's Wings Salt and Pepper Cold.

Common symptoms of Staphylococcus poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and fever. In severe cases,there may be headaches, muscle cramping and changes in blood pressure or pulse rate.

The CFIA says the recall was triggered by the manufacturer. The agency says it will notify the public if other high-risk products are recalled.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2015
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