Vivi and Tom Baby Food brand baby and toddler foods recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

Starting date:
February 14, 2019
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Vivi and Tom Baby Food
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
12797

Advisory details

Ottawa, February 14, 2019 - Vivi and Tom Baby Food is recalling various baby and toddler foods from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled products 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 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.

Background

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
Vivi & Tom Beef Meatballs N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Broccoli, Potato & Basil Purée N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Beef & Squash Purée N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Salmon & Mango Purée N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Chicken & Parsnip Purée N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Liver & Pear Purée N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Sweet Potato Applesauce N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Fish Cakes N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Chicken Meatballs N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Carrot, Peach & Apricot Purée N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. None
Vivi & Tom Squash Bites N/A All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive. None

Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

For more information

Vivi & Tom Inc.
viviandtombabyfood@gmail.com
London & Area : 226-973-9390
Cambridge & Area : 519-998-0075

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.