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Animal material in products containing meat

Occasionally, you may find animal material, such as skin, parts of blood vessels or bone fragments in meat or poultry (or food made with meat or poultry).

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Product safety

Bone fragments may pose a health risk if their size, hardness and sharpness could lead to an injury. Finding other animal material, such as skin or blood vessels, in your food may be unpleasant, but does not pose a health risk.

What to do if you find bone fragments

Finding other animal material in your food such as skin or blood vessels might be unappealing. However, it is safe to eat. You may consider trimming it, throwing it out or returning it to the store where you purchased it.

If you find bone fragments in your food, you should report it to the CFIA.

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