JD Sweid Foods Ltd. is recalling Hampton House brand Chicken Nuggets because of possible Salmonella contamination.
According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), this recall was triggered by test results.
The recalled product has been sold in Canada in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
There is concern that consumers may have the recalled product in their home freezers because of its long shelf life. Consumers can use the following information to determine whether they have the implicated chicken nuggets.
As of the posting of this recall, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
Consumers should check to see if they have the recalled product in their home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.
About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.
Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.
Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.
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