Contaminated chicken prompts Safeway recall in B.C.

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Safeway is urging anyone in B.C. to throw away cooked chicken wings from their Marketplace, as they might be contaminated with Staphylococcus bacteria.

The following prepared Safeway chicken products have been recalled that were sold up to and including August 14:

  • 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

Symptoms of staphylococcus poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and fever, with extreme cases involving headache, muscle cramping and changes in blood pressure and pulse rate

There have been no reported illnesses yet, but Safeway is still sending out the warning. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is investigating to make sure other food products are not also contaminated.

The staphylococcus bacteria are not killed by cooking at a high temperature, and the food may not look or smell spoiled.

Other provinces affected by the contamination are Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

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