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Compliments Chicken Nuggets Recall, Possible Salmonella Contamination

Canadian Food Inspection Agency


A recall was sent out on boxes of Compliments chicken nuggets due to a possible salmonella contamination.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a recall on certain boxes of Compliments chicken nuggets after there were concerns of a food-borne illness outbreak in ten provinces.

Consumers should not consume any 1.5 boxes of Compliments Chicken Nuggets, also referred to as “Breaded Chicken Cutlettes,” with the best before date of “2019 JL 18.”

So far, there are 59 reported cases of illnesses linked to this outbreak. CTV News reports that none of these illnesses have lead to hospitalization or death.

Produced by Sofina Food Inc., Compliments is the in-store brand of Sobey’s, which also includes Safeway, IGA, Foodland, Thrifty Foods, Price Chopper, and FreshCo. This product is sold throughout the country in all provinces, except Quebec.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency warns that “foods contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.” It may also cause symptoms like fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.

If you want to learn more about what foods to be wary of when it comes to food-borne illnesses, check out our list of Foods You Should Never Eat Past Their Expiry Date.

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