Loblaw has recalled some $10 chicken fries over possible salmonella contamination.
At least four people have become ill from the products. None required hospitalization.
The recalled chicken comes in 1.8-kilogram bags with a UPC code of 0 60249 01411 4 and dated June 22, 2019.
This is the latest in a long list of chicken product recalls dating back to the summer of 2017 – 13 national outbreaks have been linked to raw chicken.
Health officials advise you follow proper food safety practices when handling and preparing frozen raw breaded chicken products such as chicken nuggets, chicken strips, chicken burgers, popcorn chicken and chicken fries.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]When not thoroughly cooked, frozen breaded chicken products containing raw chicken pose an increased health risk to individuals who handle, prepare or consume them. These products may appear to be pre-cooked or browned, but they should be handled and prepared with caution. Illnesses can be avoided by following cooking instructions carefully and verifying the internal temperature after cooking, as recommended, before consuming these products. Frozen raw breaded chicken products and raw chicken pieces must be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 74°C (165°F) to ensure that they are safe to eat. Whole chicken needs to be cooked to an internal temperature of 82°C (180°F).[/perfectpullquote]
Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.