St. Thomas Bottled Lobster Recalled for Botulism

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Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain St. Thomas brand Bottled Lobster may contain dangerous bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
April 6, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
St-Thomas Fish Market Inc.
New Brunswick, National
Extent of the distribution:

Advisory details

Ottawa, April 6, 2013 – The public warning issued on March 23, 2013 has been updated to include an additional product because this product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Previously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website.

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

This product has been distributed in New Brunswick and may have been distributed in other provinces.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
St.Thomas Lobster 285 g
(drained weight)
On cover of jar:
13921, 14021, 19121, 19521, 20221, 20521, and 20822
0 81971 90072 8

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA 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.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

    • St. Thomas brand Bottled Lobster


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