Certain St. Thomas brand Bottled Lobster may contain dangerous bacteria

Starting date:
April 6, 2013
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Updated Health Hazard Alert
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
St-Thomas Fish Market Inc.
National, New Brunswick
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, April 6, 2013 - The public warning issued on March 23, 2013 has been updated to include an additional product because this product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Previously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the bottled Lobster described below because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

This product has been distributed in New Brunswick and may have been distributed in other provinces.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
St.Thomas Lobster 285 g
(drained weight)
On cover of jar:
13921, 14021, 19121, 19521, 20221, 20521, and 20822
0 81971 90072 8


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Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with the toxin may cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, headache, double vision, dry throat, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die. For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.