Vibrio Found in Imported Clams and Oysters

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain oysters and clams from Connecticut (USA) may contain Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
August 7, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Other
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Advisory details
Ottawa, August 7, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the oysters and clams described below because they may be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected oysters or clams should contact their retailer.

The Canadian importers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture announced a recall of oysters and clams from certain harvest areas, reporting that they were implicated in a number of illnesses in the US. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these oysters and clams in Canada. More information on the US recall is available at http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?Q=529440&A=1401.

The following oysters and clams, sold in various weights and counts, are affected by this alert:

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Codes(s) on Product Additional Info
Blue point oysters or Atlantic oysters Codes or dates of sale
Sold from July 3/13 to August 6/13, inclusively
Sold from
Loblaw, 17 Leslie St., Toronto ON
Loblaw, 60 Carleton St., Toronto ON
Loblaw, 3671 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke ON
Loblaw, 5010 Glen Erin Dr., Mississauga ON
Loblaw, 10 Lower Jarvis St., Toronto, ON
Loblaw, 396 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto ON
Littleneck clams Codes or dates of sale
Sold from July 3/13 to August 6/13, inclusively
Sold from
Loblaw, 60 Carleton St., Toronto ON
Loblaw, 1740 Richmond St. N., London ON
Real Canadian Superstore, 1385 Harmony Rd.N., Oshawa ON
Real Canadian Superstore, 825 Don Mills Rd., Toronto ON
Real Canadian Superstore, 825 Oxford St. E., London ON
Real Canadian Superstore, 1205 Oxford St., London ON
Sobeys, 125 The Queensway, Toronto ON
Zehrs, 200 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge ON
Cherrystone clams Codes or dates of sale
Sold from July 3/13 to August 6/13, inclusively
Sold from
Loblaw, 3040 Wonderland Rd. S, London ON
Real Canadian Superstore, 30 Kingston Rd. W., Ajax ON
Real Canadian Superstore, 1385 Harmony Rd.N., Oshawa ON
Real Canadian Superstore, 361 South ServiceRd., Grimsby ON Loblaw, 1740 Richmond St. N., London ON
Real Canadian Superstore, 825 Oxford St. E., London ON
Sobeys, 7654 Tecumseh Rd. E., Windsor ON
Sobeys, 94 Bridgeport Rd., Kitchener ON
Sobeys, 3714 Portage Rd., Niagara Falls ON
Zehrs, 200 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge ON
Oysters Codes or dates of sale
Sold from July 3/13 to August 6/13, inclusively
Sold from
Domenic’s Fish Market, St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, ON
Blue point oysters Codes or dates of sale
Harvest sites CT-79, CT-105, CT-109 and CT-207 and harvest dates from July 3/13 to Aug. 2/13, inclusively.
Sold from
Certain retailers in Quebec and Peter’s Wholesale Meats, Ottawa ON.

More information

Food contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause vibriosis, a food borne illness. Symptoms include watery and/or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, headache, fever, and chills. Symptoms usually appear about 12-24 hours after eating contaminated food products, but the onset can range from four to 96 hours. Severe illness is rare and occurs more commonly in persons with weakened immune systems.

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

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

 

Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain clams from Connecticut (USA) may contain Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
August 8, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Other
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
–, Allseas Fisheries Corp.
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8228
Advisory details
Ottawa, August 8, 2013 – The health hazard alert issued on August 7, 2013 has been updated to include additional distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the clams described below because they may be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected clams should contact their retailer.

The Canadian importers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture announced a recall of oysters and clams from certain harvest areas, reporting that they were implicated in a number of illnesses in the US. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these oysters and clams in Canada. More information on the US recall is available at http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?Q=529440&A=1401.

The following clams, sold in various weights and counts, are affected by this alert:

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Codes(s) on Product Additional Info
Littleneck clams Codes or dates of sale
Sold from July 3/13 to August 6/13, inclusively
Sold from
Loblaw, 60 Carleton St., Toronto ON
Loblaw, 1740 Richmond St. N., London ON
Loblaw, 5010 Glen Erin Dr., Mississauga, ON
Loblaw, 650 Dupont St., Toronto, ON
Loblaw, 3671 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke, ON
Loblaw, 585 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Loblaw, 3501 Yonge St., North York, ON
Loblaw, 396 St Clair Ave. W., Toronto, ON
Real Canadian Superstore, 1385 Harmony Rd. N., Oshawa ON
Real Canadian Superstore, 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Dr., Toronto, ON
Sobeys, 344 Glendale Ave.St Catharines, ON
Zehrs, 200 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge ON
Zehrs, 472 Bayfield St., Barrie, ON

 

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Molson Recalls Canadian Cider For Glass Fragments

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Molson Canadian Cider in glass bottles may contain harmful glass fragments

Recall / advisory date:
July 10, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Extraneous Material
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Molson Coors Canada
Distribution:
Nova Scotia, Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 10, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Molson Coors Canada are warning the public not to consume the Molson Canadian Cider described below because this product may contain harmful glass fragments.

The following Molson Canadian Cider, sold in glass bottles, is affected by this alert.

There have been no reported injuries associated with the consumption of this product.

The distributor, Molson Coors Canada, Toronto, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIAis monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Molson Canadian Cider 341 mL bottle Bottle codes:
L314821 1001 hh:mm*
54 WL 1140L314921 1001 hh:mm*
54 WL 1140

L315021 1001 hh:mm*
54 WL 1140

*hh:mm indicates the time

0 56327 00866 3
Molson Canadian Cider 6 x 341 mL bottles Bottle codes:
L314821 1001 hh:mm*
54 WL 1140L314921 1001 hh:mm*
54 WL 1140

L315021 1001 hh:mm*
54 WL 1140

*hh:mm indicates the time

0 56327 00824 3

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Molson Coors at 1-800-665-7661 

  • Molson Canadian Cider

Media enquiries

Molson Coors Canada 416-679-7623

 

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Pesticides found on Chinese herbs bought in Canada

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Greenpeace samples test positive for residue, Health Canada’s says no pesticides detected

CBC News

Posted: Jul 3, 2013 5:43 AM PT

Greenpeace found toxic levels in traditional Chinese medicine

Greenpeace is raising red flags about herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine after it says it found toxic levels of pesticide residues in herb samples bought in Europe and in North America.

The investigation conducted in seven countries also took samples from stores in Chinatowns in Toronto and Vancouver, and sent them to an independent lab in China for analysis.

Eric Darier, who works on Greenpeace’s agricultural campaign, said some of the herbal remedies were found to be more like pesticide cocktails.

“Internationally, we were shocked by the quantities of pesticide residues we found in all the samples, some of them with alarming numbers. For example, in Canada, the honeysuckle had over 24 pesticide residues,” he said.

Greenpeace tested a number of herbal products sold in Chinatowns in Toronto and Vancouver, including Chinese honeysuckle. It said test results in one honeysuckle sample showed residues from 25 pesticides, and levels that exceeded EU concentration limits for seven of those chemicals.

Greenpeace tested a number of herbal products sold in Chinatowns in Toronto and Vancouver, including Chinese honeysuckle. It said test results in one honeysuckle sample showed residues from 25 pesticides, and levels that exceeded EU concentration limits for seven of those chemicals. (Greenpeace.org)Some of those who sell Chinese medicine say there are safeguards in place at both local and federal levels.

Michael Chung, a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine in Vancouver, said consumers should be concerned about pesticides in their herbs or foods, but good doctors can also be good gatekeepers.

“As a practitioner … we have always been emphasizing the safety of the herbs we give to our patients,” he said. “No matter if it is in powder form or the raw herbs form, we always check with our suppliers to make sure they are safe.”

Albert Fok, a Chinese traditional herbalist in Vancouver, said in his view, government regulations keep the products safe for consumption.

“The government of Canada, Health Canada in particular, they have very stringent rules for importation. The CFIA , the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, is very diligent, very stringent and very zealous on food inspection so those who made it to the retail store are relatively quite safe,” he said.

Health Canada says it has not detected the presence of pesticide in traditional Chinese medicines sold in Canada.

In a statement sent to CBC News, the federal ministry said over the past five years, government labs have analyzed samples of traditional herbs where toxic residue was suspected but so far none has ever been detected.

With files from the CBC’s Petti Fong

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Starbucks Recalls Protein Bistro Box

JUSTIN’S brand HONEY PEANUT BUTTER BLEND in STARBUCKS brand PROTEIN BISTRO BOX may containSalmonella bacteria

Product photos

OTTAWA, October 11, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Starbucks Coffee Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume the peanut butter product described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Justin’s brand Honey Peanut Butter Blend, is a 0.5 oz pouch bearing UPC 894455000391 and a Best By date between 07-14-13 and 08-30-13.

This peanut butter pouch was incorporated in Starbucks brand Protein Bistro Box kits, 192 g packages bearing UPC 7 62111 88794 8 and a Best Before date from 12SE29 to 12OC07, inclusively.

The Starbucks Protein Bistro Boxes containing the affected peanut butter pouches were distributed nationally.

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

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The retailer, Starbucks Coffee Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 /TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

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Starbucks brand Protein Bistro Box kit
Starbucks brand Protein Bistro Box kit

Justin's brand Honey Peanut Butter Blend - front
Justin’s brand Honey Peanut Butter
Blend – front
Justin's brand Honey Peanut Butter Blend - back
Justin’s brand Honey Peanut Butter
Blend – back

 

 

More Mangoes Recalled for Salmonella

Certain CATANIA brand MANGOES may containSalmonella Braenderup bacteria

OTTAWA, August 31, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and M.L. Catania Co. Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Catania brand mangoes described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderupbacteria.

The affected product, Daniella brand Mango packed by M. L. Catania Co. Ltd., was sold in a 6-pack plastic clamshell bearing UPC 0 61968 61603 0 and a Pack date. All Pack dates from 12 JL 19 to 12 AU 21 are affected by this alert. This product was repacked using Daniella brand mangoes implicated in other recalls. The original Daniella brand sticker may or may not be present on each individual mango.

This recall is part of an ongoing food safety investigation.

There have been several confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of Daniella brand mangoes.

The Daniella brand Mango packed with Catania label has been distributed in Newfoundland and Ontario, and may have been distributed in other provinces.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis. If you think you have illness symptoms related to salmonellosis, please contact your family doctor.

The packer, M. L. Catania Co. Ltd., Toronto, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

Catania label

Catania label

Daniella brand Mango packed with Catania label
Daniella brand Mango packed with Catania label

Catania label
Catania label

Daniella brand Mangoes - sticker
Daniella brand Mangoes – sticker

The Dried Basil Recall Continues…the List Grows Longer

 

Certain dried BASIL may contain Salmonella bacteria

Product photos

Related alerts: 2012-08-10 | 2012-08-09 | 2012-08-08 | 2012-08-07 | 2012-08-06 | 2012-08-03

OTTAWA, August 10, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public, distributors and food service establishments not to consume, sell, serve or use the dried Basil products described below because they may be contaminated withSalmonella.

This is an ongoing food safety investigation.  The CFIA is working with various parties to identify and remove all affected basil products that were made with the dried basil recalled by Shah Trading Co. Ltd., Scarborough, Ontario on August 3, 2012.

Brand Product Size UPC Lot #
All Seasons Basil Rubbed 2.27 kg(5 lb) 0 66844 22133 9 21861R, 21371R, 20791R, 20741R, 20631R, 20531R *
All Seasons Basil Rubbed 2.27 kg(5 lb) 0 66844 20058 7 * 20891R *
All Seasons Basil Rubbed 2.27 kg(5 lb) None * 210111, 211411, 211511, 212211, 213611, 216011, 220811 or no code *
McArthur Food
Market
Basil Rubbed Various
weights
None Sold from
McArthur Food Market,
300 McArthur Avenue
Ottawa, ON from
February 7, 2012 to
August 9, 2012 inclusive
None – sold
from bulk bin at Tutti Fruiti Famous Foods
64 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON
Basil Various
weights
None Sold from March 20,
2012 to August 10, 2012
inclusive
Marche Victoria Rubbed Basil 50 g 200000 400996 Sold from
Marché Victoria
6324 Victoria
Montreal, QC and
Marché Victoria
4759 Blvd. des Sources, Pierrefonds,QC from
May 4 2012 to
August 10, 2012
inclusive
None Basil 100 g None Sold from
Toronto Cash & Carry,
1405 Gerald Street, Toronto, ON from
March 2, 2012 to
August 10, 2012
inclusive
Sold from bulk bin
at Bulk Food Warehouse
1621 Wilson Ave, North York, ON
Basil Various
weights
None Sold from April 10, 2012 to August 10, 2012 inclusive
None Basil 50 g None Sold from
House of  Spice
190 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON from  February 8, 2012
to August 10, 2012 inclusive
None Basil 100 g None Sold from
House of  Spice
190 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON from  February 8, 2012
to August 10, 2012 inclusive
None Basil 200 g None Sold from
House of  Spice
190 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON from February 8, 2012
to August 10, 2012 inclusive
Sold from bulk bin
at Sugar & Spice
265 Augusta Ave,
Toronto, ON
Basil Various
weights
None Sold from May 15, 2012 to August 10, 2012
inclusive
Iqbal Foods IHF Basil
Rubbed
50 g 472253100309 Sold from Iqbal Foods
2 Thorncliffe Park Drive
Toronto, ON from
March 8 2012 to August
9, 2012 inclusive

* Corrections to previous release

These products have been distributed in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and New Brunswick. However, they may have been distributed in other provinces.

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

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The importer, Shah Trading Co. Ltd., Scarborough, ON and other distributors are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

 


Product Photos

All Seasons - Basil Rubbed - 2.27 kilogram (5 pound)
All Seasons – Basil Rubbed – 2.27 kg (5 lb)

All Seasons - Basil Rubbed - 2.27 kilogram (5 pound)
All Seasons – Basil Rubbed – 2.27 kg (5 lb)

All Seasons - Basil Rubbed - 2.27 kilogram (5 pound)
All Seasons – Basil Rubbed – 2.27 kg (5 lb)

All Seasons - Basil Rubbed - 2.27 kilogram (5 pound)
All Seasons – Basil Rubbed – 2.27 kg (5 lb)

McArthur Food Market - Basil Rubbed
McArthur Food Market – Basil Rubbed

McArthur Food Market - Basil Rubbed
McArthur Food Market – Basil Rubbed

House of Spice - 50 gram
House of Spice – 50 g

House of Spice - 100 gram
House of Spice – 100 g

House of Spice - 200 gram
House of Spice – 200 g

Iqbal Foods - 50 gram
Iqbal Foods – 50 g

 

Contaminated Dried Basil Recall Expands Eastward

 

Certain dried BASIL may contain Salmonella bacteria

Product photos

Related alerts: 2012-08-09 | 2012-08-08 | 2012-08-07 | 2012-08-06 | 2012-08-03

OTTAWA, August 9, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public, distributors and food service establishments not to consume, sell, serve or use the dried Basil products described below because they may be contaminated withSalmonella.

This is an ongoing food safety investigation.  The CFIA is working with various parties to identify and remove all affected basil products that were made with the dried basil recalled by Shah Trading Co. Ltd., Scarborough, Ontario on August 3, 2012.

Brand Product Size UPC Lot #
Cedar Phoenicia Sweet basil 30 g None Sold since February 7, 2012
Arsam Spices Basil oz(57.1g)
1.5 oz(42.5g)
7 75434 01342 0 Sold since June 14, 2012
Ambrosia Natural Foods Basil oz(57.1g)
1.5 oz(42.5g)
7 75434 01342 0 Sold since June 14, 2012
Bruno’s Fine Foods Basil oz(57.1g)
1.5 oz(42.5g)
7 75434 01342 0 Sold since June 14, 2012
Sold in bulk from Qi Natural Foods, 1001 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON Basil Various weights None Sold at Qi Natural Foods, 1001 Eglinton avenue West, Toronto, ONsince June 26, 2012

These products have been distributed in Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Ontario. However, they may have been distributed in other provinces.

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

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The distributors are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

 


Product Photos

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Arsam Spices - Basil
Arsam Spices – Basil

Cedar Phoenicia - Sweet Basil
Cedar Phoenicia – Sweet Basil

Ambrosia Natural Foods - Basil
Ambrosia Natural Foods – Basil

 

CFIA HEALTH HAZARD ALERT: Botulism at Pusateri’s Fine Food

Certain Vacuum Packaged Fish Products Sold at Pusateri’s Fine Foods Store May Contain Dangerous Bacteria

Product Photos

OTTAWA, June 1, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Pusateri’s Fine Foods is warning the public not to consume certain vacuum packaged fish products, described below, because the products may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

The following Pusateri’s Fine Foods brand vacuum packaged fish products, listed below, are affected by this alert:

Product UPC Size (g) Packaged On Best Before
Delicately Smoked
Boneless Rainbow Trout
First 7 digits of
UPC: 0240573
Various 2012.05.07 2012.05.21
Delicately Smoked
Boneless Rainbow Trout
First 7 digits of
UPC: 0240573
Various 2012.05.13 2012.05.27
Nanuk Balick Salmon
Centre Cut Atlantic
Smoked Salmon
First 7 digits of
UPC: 0240730
Various 2012.04.19 2012.05.19
Nanuk Balick Salmon
Centre Cut Atlantic
Smoked Salmon
First 7 digits of
UPC: 0240730
Various 2012.05.03 2012.06.02
Nanuk Balick Salmon
Centre Cut Atlantic
Smoked Salmon
First 7 digits of
UPC: 0240730
Various 2012.05.11 2012.06.10
Original Lox Smoked
Sockeye Salmon
First 7 digits of
UPC: 0240923
200g 2012.05.11 2012.06.01
Original Lox Smoked
Sockeye Salmon
First 7 digits of
UPC: 0240923
200g 2012.05.15 2012.06.05

These products have been sold only at Pusateri’s Fine Foods located at 1539 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario.

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

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.

The retailer, Pusateri’s Fine Foods, Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Shawn Rusich, Director, Butter Relations Inc. at 416-822-5266 or Shawn@butterpr.ca;
or
CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Clostridium botulinum, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/botulisme.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA‘s Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: http://www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

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Media enquiries:

Pusateri’s Fine Foods
Shawn Rusich
416-822-5266
Shawn@butterpr.ca

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600


Product photos

Delicately Smoked Boneless Rainbow Trout
Delicately Smoked Boneless Rainbow Trout

Nanuk Balick Salmon - Centre Cut Atlantic Smoked Salmon
Nanuk Balick Salmon – Centre Cut Atlantic Smoked Salmon

Original Lox Smoked Sockeye Salmon
Original Lox Smoked Sockeye Salmon