Loblaws recalls some chicken products on fear of Salmonella outbreak

CANADA (Reuters) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said on Tuesday that grocery and drugstore chain Loblaw Cos Ltd was recalling certain $10 chicken fries due to Salmonella concerns
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The recall was issued amid an investigation of Salmonella outbreaks, CFIA said.

Federal health regulator Health Canada said it was collaborating with other agencies to investigate the outbreaks.

Canadian federal, state, and local food safety agencies have investigated 13 national outbreaks of Salmonella linked to raw chicken, including frozen raw breaded chicken products, and identified 433 confirmed cases since May last year, CFIA said.

Salmonella can cause diarrhea and severe abdominal cramps and is especially dangerous for young children, frail or elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems.

It causes an estimated 87,500 illnesses in Canada annually, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

(Reporting by Debroop Roy and Bharath Manjesh in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)

Ryan Johnson

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Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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