A toxin recently found in Safeway brand chicken wings has forced a recall spanning more than half the country
From BC to Ontario, Safeway’s “Party Pack Chicken Wings Hot Salt N Pepper,” “PPK Wings Mix flavors Hot,” “Pinty’s Wings Salt and Pepper Hot, and “Pinty’s Wings Salt and Pepper Cold,” were pulled off shelves August 14th.
The Staphylococcus toxin does not look or smell spoiled and isn’t destroyed under normal cooking temperatures.
Staphylococcus symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and fever. In serious cases, it can cause a change in blood pressure and pulse rates.
A Safeway spokesperson has ensured these products were removed from Smithers shelves.
As of yet, there have been no reported illnesses in any province.
Anyone who has purchased these products is advised to throw them away or return them.