Bottled bar clams recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

Starting date:
March 15, 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:
Out of the Blue Fish & Seafood Market
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
12884

Advisory details

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.

Who is affected

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

Background

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
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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Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

For more information

Out of the Blue Fish & Seafood Market: 1-519-565-4240

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