More St. Thomas Bottled Product Recalled

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

Recall / advisory date:
April 13, 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 13, 2013 – The public warning issued on April 6, 2013 has been updated to include additional products because they 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 St. Thomas brand bottled seafood products described below because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

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

These products have 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 Additional Info
St.Thomas Lobster All sizes and codes made on or after January 4, 2011
St.Thomas Bar Clams All sizes and codes made on or after January 4, 2011
St.Thomas Bar Clam Stew All sizes and codes made on or after January 4, 2011

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.

    • St. Thomas brand Bottled Lobster
    • St. Thomas brand bar clams
    • Bar Clam Stew

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