MF Inc. brand fishballs recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria
- Starting date:
- October 19, 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:
- Mannarich Foods Inc.
- Ontario, Quebec
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
Ottawa, October 19, 2019 - Mannarich Foods Inc. is recalling fishballs from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
|MF Inc.||Fishballs (previously frozen)||180 g||0 68636 03040 2||All units sold up to and including October 21, 2019|
|MF Inc.||Premium cuttle fish balls (previously frozen)||180 g||0 68636 02030 4||All units sold up to and including October 21, 2019|
|MF Inc.||Lobster flavored fishballs (previously frozen)||180 g||0 68636 03430 1||All units sold up to and including October 21, 2019|
|MF Inc.||Fishballs with shrimp (previously frozen)||180 g||0 68636 02011 3||All units sold up to and including October 21, 2019|
What you should do
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Check to see if you have the 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 the recalled products from the marketplace.
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- Company information
- Mannarich Food Inc.: 1-416-299-1656
- Public enquiries
- Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
- Media relations
- Telephone: 613-773-6600
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