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Food Recall Warning - Various store-packaged, cooked Chicken Wings recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria

Recall date:
August 15, 2015
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Staphylococcus aureus
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, August 15, 2015 - Safeway is recalling various store-packaged, cooked Chicken Wings from the marketplace because they may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following cooked products have been sold in Safeway locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Safeway Party Pack Chicken Wings Hot Salt N Pepper Variable All codes sold up to and including August 14, 2015 begins with 236500
Safeway PPK Wings Mix flavors Hot Variable All codes sold up to and including August 14, 2015 begins with 256870
Safeway Pinty's Wings Salt and Pepper Hot Variable All codes sold up to and including August 14, 2015 begins with 236524
Safeway Pinty's Wings Salt and Pepper Cold Variable All codes sold up to and including August 14, 2015 begins with 236523

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected products should check with their retailer.

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. 


This recall was triggered by the manufacturer. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

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