Health Hazard Alert – Osmat Imports brand Stuffed Eggplants may contain dangerous bacteria
Ottawa, April 10, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Osmat Imports are warning the public not to consume the Osmat Imports brand Stuffed Eggplants product described below because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.
The affected product, Osmat Imports brand Stuffed Eggplants, was sold in 2 kg jars (4.4 lbs) bearing UPC 8 37770 00009 7 and Best Before: Lot 6 EXP JA 14.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
The importer, Osmat Imports, North Vancouver, BC is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||UPC||Additional Info|
|Osmat Imports||Stuffed Eggplants||sold in 2 kg jars (4.4 lbs)||8 37770 00009 7||Best Before: Lot 6 EXP JA 14.|
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.
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