CANADA: Health hazard alert – Certain Sensation by Compliments brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon may contain dangerous bacteria
Posted: October 26th, 2011 - 5:28pm
OTTAWA, October 25, 2011 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Fumoir du Nord are warning the public not to consume the Sensations by Compliments brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon described below because the product may be contaminated withClostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.
The affected Sensations by Compliments brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon was sold in 120g packages, bearing UPC 6 23682 10999 3 and Best Before 11NO25 (November 25, 2011).
This product has been distributed in Quebec and IGA Extra in Edmundston, New Brunswick.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
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 manufacturer, Fumoir du Nord, Quebec, QC 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).
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: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.