Erie Meat Products is recalling Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets as it may have been contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled product is named “Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets – Uncooked – Breaded Scallops” and is sold in Quebec, Ontario, Newfoundland, Labrador, and New Brunswick.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said in a statement that food contaminated with Salmonella can cause a number of health problems, including fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
People in possession of this product are welcome to throw it away or return it to the store. The CFIA notes that this recall comes after an investigation into a Salmonella outbreak in humans has been conducted.
By now, 30 salmonellosis cases have been recorded by Canadian health officials.
Salmonella – Symptoms And Risks
Salmonella bacteria are often referred to in statistics as the most common cause of diseases caused by contaminated foods producing salmonellosis. Farmers, food industry workers, health inspectors, grocery stores, employees, and consumers are, in turn, critical links in the food safety chain.
To reduce salmonellosis incidence, a complete approach to food safety is needed.
Salmonellosis is the infection caused by the Salmonella bacteria and according to WHO most patients have diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever, which occur within the next 12-72 hours after infection.
Other symptoms may include chills, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
Symptoms usually disappear within 4-7 days and most people with salmonellosis recover without treatment and without consulting the doctor.
However, Salmonella infections may threaten the lives of babies and young children, pregnant women, and unborn babies. Besides, salmonellosis is also life-threatening for older adults and people suffering from a weak immune system.
In conclusion, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) demanded Erie Meat Products recall all the Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets products from the market because they might be contaminated with salmonella. Usually, Harvest Creek products are sold in Quebec, Ontario, Newfoundland, Labrador, and New Brunswick. Until now, 30 salmonellosis cases have been registered.