Future Seafoods Inc. Malpeque Oysters brand Oysters recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
September 17, 2018
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Future Seafoods Inc.
Possibly National, Quebec
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 17, 2018 - Future Seafoods Inc. is recalling Future Seafoods Inc. Malpeque brand Oysters from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers, and food service establishments such as hotels and restaurants should not sell or use 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 or establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased. Consumers who are unsure if they have the affected product are advised to check with their retailer.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.


This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. 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
Future Seafoods Inc. Malpeque Oysters Oysters – Std. 25 count Harvest/process date: 09/10/18
Harvest location: PE9B

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For more information

Future Seafoods Inc.: 902-887-3012

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