Bottled bar clams recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria
- Starting date:
- March 15, 2019
- 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:
- Out of the Blue Fish & Seafood Market
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
- Advisory details
- What you should do
- Who is affected
- Affected products
- Media enquiries
Ottawa, March 15, 2019 - Out of the Blue Fish & Seafood Market is recalling bottled bar clams from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
The following products were sold at Out of the Blue Fish & Seafood Market, 1A The Square, Bayfield, 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 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.
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Who is affected
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
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.
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC|
|Out of the Blue Fish & Seafood Market||Bottled bar clams||N/A||All units sold from October 1, 2018 up to and including February 28, 2019||None|
|None||Bottled bar clams||N/A||All units sold from October 1, 2018 up to and including February 28, 2019||None|
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For more information
Out of the Blue Fish & Seafood Market: 1-519-565-4240
For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.
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