Imperial Caviar & Seafood brand Whitefish Roe and VIP Caviar Club brand Salmon Roe recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

Starting date:
January 10, 2018
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Imperial Caviar & Seafood
Distribution:
New Brunswick, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, January 10, 2018 - The food recall warning issued on January 3, 2018 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Imperial Caviar & Seafood is recalling Imperial Caviar & Seafood brand Whitefish Roe and VIP Caviar Club brand Salmon Roe from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

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.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include facial paralysis or loss of facial expression, unreactive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision, difficulty speaking or slurred speech, and a change in sound of voice, including hoarseness.

Who is affected

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

Background

This recall was triggered by the CFIA inspection activities. The 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 product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
VIP Caviar Club Salmon Roe 50 g 27017-02 BB: 27-SEP-18 1 86866 90024 8
VIP Caviar Club Salmon Roe 50 g 19417-01 BB: 13-07-2018 1 86866 90024 8
Imperial Caviar & Seafood Whitefish Roe 50 g 17917-02 BB: 28-JUN-2018 1 86866 90027 9
VIP Caviar Club Salmon Roe 50 g 27017-02 BB: 27-SEP-18 1 86866 90024 8
VIP Caviar Club Salmon Roe 50 g 19417-01 BB: 13-07-2018 1 86866 90024 8
Imperial Caviar & Seafood Whitefish Roe 50 g 17917-02 BB: 28-JUN-2018 1 86866 90027 9

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