Safeway is recalling a variety of store-packaged, cooked chicken wings due to potential contamination by the Staphylococcus bacteria.
The wings have been sold in Safeway locations in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.
The chicken wings affected are:
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
The items were sold up to and including August 14th.
Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says tainted food may not look or smell spoiled.
The toxin produced by the bacteria is not easily destroyed at normal cooking temperatures.
Common symptoms of poisoning are nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and fever.
In severe cases of illness, headache, muscle cramping and changes in blood pressure and pulse rate may occur.