A recall of Hampton House brand chicken strips is being launched in Canada due to possible presence of hazardous bacteria that could cause foodborne illness.
A statement released Tuesday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) stated that the cooking instructions are incorrect on the label. For baking, they should read: “Preheat the oven to 204oC (400oF)”.
The recall was initiated by the manufacturer of the product, JD Sweid Foods. Hampton House brand chicken strips were sold at Costco warehouses in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
All “Best Before” dates from January 20, 2018 to and including February 11, 2018 are included in the recall.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is currently conducting a food safety investigation that may result in the recall of other products. Any further recalls of high-risk products will be reported to the public by updating the food recall notice.
No illnesses associated with the consumption of this product have so far been reported. However, a person who believes that they have been sick after consuming a product subject to a recall are encouraged to contact their physician.
Any consumer in possession of the product subject to the recall is requested to return it to the store where it was purchased.
Emmy Skylar started working for Debate Report in 2017. Emmy grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Debate Report, Emmy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News. She covers politics and the economy.