Imperial Caviar & Seafood / VIP Caviar Club brands Golden Whitefish Roe / Whitefish Roe recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

Starting date:
January 12, 2018
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Correction - Updated Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Imperial Caviar & Seafood
Extent of the product distribution:

Advisory details

Ottawa, January 12, 2018 - The food recall warning issued on January 11, 2018 has been amended to correctly identify the affected product. The corrections for this product are marked by an asterisk (*) below.

Imperial Caviar & Seafood is recalling Imperial Caviar & Seafood / VIP Caviar Club brand Golden Whitefish Roe / Whitefish Roe from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled product 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 this product.


This recall was triggered by 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
Outer package:
Imperial Caviar & Seafood*
Outer package:
Golden Whitefish Roe*
50 g Outer package:
Outer package:
1 86866 00012 2*
Inner package:
VIP Caviar Club*
Inner package:
Whitefish Roe
50 g Inner package:
Inner package:


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