Loblaw supermarket chain is recalling some $10 chicken fries because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product should not be consumed.
If you think you have been sick after consuming a recalled product, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recommends contacting your doctor.
If you have the intended product at home, discard it or return it to the store where it was purchased.
Foods contaminated with Salmonella do not necessarily have visible discolouration or smell, but can still make you sick.
Young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems can develop serious and sometimes fatal infections.
In healthy people, salmonellosis may manifest as short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Salmonellosis can lead to long-term complications, including severe form of arthritis.
The Public Health Agency of Canada is currently investigating an outbreak of salmonellosis associated with raw chicken.
Marie Bram started working for Spruce Tribune in 2017. Marie grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Spruce Tribune, Marie briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News. She covers politics and the economy.