The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued two separate recalls on Friday for No Name brand chicken nuggets and Christie brand Ritz Bits Sandwiches cheese and pizza flavours due to possible salmonella contamination.
The No Name recall only covers the 907 gram frozen chicken nuggets with the product code “2019 MA 15” on the outer package (pictured below).
The recall was issued by Loblaw Companies Limited following an investigation by the CFIA into a food-borne illness outbreak. There has been one illness reported in connection with the product, according to the CFIA.
The Ritz Bitz recall includes several products listed below:
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Code(s) on Product||UPC|
|Christie||Ritz Bits Sandwiches – Cheese Flavoured||180 g||2019JA12
|0 66721 00216 7|
|Christie||Ritz Bits Sandwiches – Pizza Flavoured||180 g||2019FE14
|0 66721 00556 4|
|Christie||Mini Ritz Bits Sandwiches – Cheese Flavoured||30 x 42 g (1.26 kg)||2019MR13
|0 66721 00609 7|
|Christie||Mini Ritz Bits Sandwiches – Cheese Flavoured||42 g||2019MR13
|0 66721 00608 0|
|Christie||Ritz Bits Sandwiches -Cheese Flavoured||180 g – 6 Snak Paks||2018NO24
|0 66721 01623 2|
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the Christie products as of yet.
The CFIA advises that the recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
Food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled, but can still cause illness. Symptoms of salmonella often occur six to 72 hours after exposure to or consumption of the contaminated product, and can include fever, diarrhea, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
Infants, children, seniors, and those with weakened immune systems are at the most risk of contracting the illness, but anyone is susceptible to it.
A gallery of the affected Christie products is included below: