President’s Choice brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon sold at Valu-mart - Applewood recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

Starting date:
December 16, 2016
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Loblaw Companies Limited
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, December 16, 2016 - Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling President's Choice brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon sold at one Mississauga location because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products were sold from Valu-mart – Applewood, 1125 Bloor Street East, Mississauga, Ontario.

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 nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

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


This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (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
President's Choice Smoked Atlantic
112 g All units bearing Best
Before 16DE29 AND
6983, 7003, OR 7025
0 60383 18100 0
President's Choice Peppercorn Smoked
Atlantic Salmon
112 g All units bearing Best
Before 16DE29 AND
6983, 7003, OR 7025
0 60383 18101 7


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