(Image / Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

On Friday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a recall for all Compliments brand chicken strips from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recall applies to 907g Compliments Chicken Strip products sold across the country up until May 1st, 2019.

Those who have the recalled products at home should throw out the chicken strips or return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund.

(Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.

Symptoms in healthy people include fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea. Long-term complications may also result in severe arthritis.

The illness is serious enough that young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems may contract additional serious and sometimes deadly infections.

If anyone believes they have contracted the illness the CFIA recommends contacting your doctor immediately.

According to the CFIA, the product investigation is ongoing and may identify other sources.

The inspection agency is also reminding consumers that while many frozen breaded chicken products appear to be pre-cooked they are, in fat, raw and should be prepared with caution to avoid Salmonella.

(Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
(Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

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