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Food recall warning due to a toxin – Maple Leaf brand Chicken Breast Strips

02 November 2017 

Public Health Advisory

Food recall warning due to a toxin –Maple Leaf brand Chicken Breast Strips

The Department of Health is warning about a recall of Maple Leaf brand Chicken Breast Strips from stores because they may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not purchase or eat the recalled products listed below:

Brand Name

Common Name


Code(s) on Product


Maple Leaf

Chicken Breast Strips

840 g

Best Before 2018 SE 29

0 63100 03089 6


The above-mentioned product should not be eaten. It should be thrown out or returned to the location where it was purchased.

Food contaminated with Staphylococcus toxin may not look or smell spoiled. The toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria is not easily destroyed at normal cooking temperatures.

Common symptoms of Staphylococcus poisoning are nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and fever. In severe cases of illness, headache, muscle cramping and changes in blood pressure and pulse rate may occur. If you think you became sick from eating a recalled product, call your local health centre, or go to the hospital.

For more information, contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency at 1-800-442-2342 or visit

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Media Contact:

Ron Wassink
Communications Specialist
Department of Health