St. Thomas Bar Clam Recall Expanded

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Expanded Health Hazard Alert – Certain St. Thomas brand bar clams and bar clam stew may contain dangerous bacteria

Recall date:
March 23, 2013
Reason for recall:
Microbiological – Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Recalling Firm:
St-Thomas Fish Market Inc.
New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 23, 2013 – The public warning issued on March 15, 2013 has been expanded to include additional products because the products may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Bar Clams and Bar Clam Stew described below because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
St.Thomas Bar Clams 210 g(drained weight) Located on the cover of the jar – 03631, 03632, 03834, 03835, 03933, 03934, 03935, 03936, 03938, 05231, 05232, 05233, 05331, 05332, 05333, 05334, 05431, 05432, 05433, 05931, 05934 0 81971 90013 1
St.Thomas Bar Clams 100 g(drained weight) Located on the cover of the jar – 01235, 02131 0 81971 90071 1
St.Thomas Bar Clam Stew 495g(17 oz) Located on the cover of the jar – 05831, 05832, 05932 05933 0 81971 90058 8

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday) or by filling out the online feedback form.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with the toxin may cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, headache, double vision, dry throat, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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