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