Chicken nuggets are, without question, one of the most popular food items in North America. We consider food like this be totally safe, as it's a staple in both our homes and at trusted restaurants. You might want to reconsider though, as the popular Compliments brand chicken nuggets were just recalled across Canada due to possible salmonella contamination.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning that the recall covers the 1.5 kilogram boxes with the date code 2019 JL 18 and the code 1998M on the plastic packaging. The chicken nuggets were distributed in all provinces and territories except Quebec.
TL;DR Compliments brand chicken nuggets have just been recalled across Canada by the CFIA. The product was distributed in all provinces and territories except Quebec, and is suspected to be contaminated with salmonella. More details below.
The chicken nuggets are the creation of Sofina Foods, which also issued recalls on Crisp & Delicious Chicken Breast Nuggets because of suspected contamination.
Previously recalled Sofina products contributed to a salmonella outbreak that left 54 people sick across Canada. Luckily, none of the illnesses led hospitalization or death according to CTV News.
Compliments is a brand under Sobey's, an umbrella corporation that also manages popular grocery stores such as Safeway, IGA, Foodland, Thrifty Foods, Price Chopper, and FreshCo. The CFIA has already removed contaminated products from the marketplace, but is advising anyone who has the chicken nuggets at home to discard them immediately.
Foods contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell different, but can lead to serious health risks and, in extreme cases, death.
If you believe you have consumed an affected batch of Compliments brand chicken nuggets and have become sick, contact your doctor immediately.
For more information, visit the official CFIA website HERE.