Ratinaud French Cuisine Recalls Confit Tomatoes for Possible Botulism

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine brand Confit Tomatoes may contain dangerous bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
June 21, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Ratinaud French Cuisine
Nova Scotia
Extent of the distribution:

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 21, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Ratinaud French Cuisine are warning the public not to consume certain Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine brand Confit Tomatoes 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 this product.

The manufacturer, Ratinaud French Cusine, Halifax, NS, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIAis monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Additional Info
Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine Confit Tomatoes sold in jars with no net quantity declared on the label sold only from Ratinaud French Cuisine, 2082 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

More information

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.

    • Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine brand Confit Tomatoes


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