The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a national recall for frozen chicken fries sold by Loblaw Companies Ltd., which owns Atlantic Superstores in P.E.I.
The CFIA says the chicken fries pose a risk of salmonella contamination.
The agency advises checking for recalled products in the home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
The recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak.
The agency is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.
Those who believe they may have salmonella poisoning should contact a doctor immediately.
Food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause illness. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.
Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
Learn more about causes of food poisoning by visiting the CFIA’s website: inspection.gc.ca/food_poisoning.