Chicken strips recalled due to Salmonella fears

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      The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has ordered a recall of frozen raw breaded chicken strips to prevent further illnesses due to bacterial Salmonella contamination.

      The product, Compliments Chicken Strips-Breaded Chicken Cutlettes, is made by Sofina Foods Inc., which is recalling the 907-gram packages from national distribution.

      The May 24 move came after the Public Health Agency of Canada confirmed the product as a source of illness in an outbreak it was investigating. The CFIA reported on its food-recall website that the strips were sold across Canada until May 1 but that consumers may still have packages in their freezers.

      Consumers should dispose of—or return to place of purchase—any recalled products they may have. Salmonella poisoning can cause headaches, nausea, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea in otherwise healthy people. Children, immunocompromised individuals, seniors, and pregnant women can be at serious, even deadly, risk.

      For product-code numbers, go here. For information on poultry safety and food poisoning, including tips on purchasing, storing, thawing, and cooking, go here.