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Safeway Recalls Chicken Wings In 5 Provinces

08/17/2015 08:16 EDT | Updated 08/17/2016 05:59 EDT
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Safeway has recalled four types of its store-packaged chicken wings, which were sold in five provinces, due to potential food poisoning caused by bacteria.

The cooked wings may contain a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria, which is linked to food poisoning.

The food was sold in Safeway locations in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Products affected are: 

- Party Pack Chicken Wings Hot Salt N Pepper.

- PPK Wings Mix flavours Hot.

- Pinty's Wings Salt and Pepper Hot.

- Pinty's Wings Salt and Pepper Cold.

The affected products were sold up to and including Aug. 14.

Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store, the CFIA said. The agency added there have been no reported illnesses associated with these products as of Sunday.

Tainted food might not smell or appear spoiled. The bacteria are not destroyed by salt or by cooking in high temperatures, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Common symptoms of Staphylococcus poisoning are nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and fever. Headaches, muscle cramps and changes in heart rate and blood pressure are also possible in severe cases.