Certain Four Seasons Marketplace brand refrigerated packaged smoked salmon products may be unsafe due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

Starting date:
May 13, 2018
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Food Safety Warning
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Four Seasons Marketplace Inc.
Extent of the product distribution:

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 13, 2018 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the products described below because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum.

The following products have been sold from Four Seasons Marketplace Inc., 4099 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga, Ontario.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming one of these products, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the products in your home. If the products are in your home, do not consume them.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.

Symptoms in adults can include facial paralysis or loss of facial expression, unreactive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision, difficulty speaking or including slurred speech, and a change in sound of voice, including hoarseness.

Symptoms of foodborne botulism in children can include difficulty swallowing, slurred speech, generalized weakness and paralysis. In all cases, botulism does not cause a fever. 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 warning was triggered by CFIA inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of these or other products. If products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through a Food Recall Warning.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Four Seasons Marketplace Apple Cider Smoked Salmon Variable Best Before:
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Four Seasons Marketplace Vodka Smoked Salmon Variable Best Before:
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