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Health Hazard Alert - Certain vacuum-packaged, refrigerated, ready-to-eat fish products may contain dangerous bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
October 25, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Mannarich Food Inc.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
6768

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 25, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Mannarich Food Inc. are warning the public not to consume the vacuum-packed, refrigerated, ready-to-eat processed fish products described below because these products may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

All Best Before date codes up to and including December 16, 2011 of the following vacuum-packed, refrigerated, ready-to-eat processed fish products are affected by this alert.

The following fish products are sold under the Mannarich Food Inc. label:

Product Size UPC
Cuttlefish Balls 180 g 0 68636 02030 4
Fish Balls  180 g 0 68636 03040 2
Fried Fish Balls 160 g 0 68636 03050 1
Shrimp Flavoured Fish Balls 180 g 0 68636 02010 6
Fried Shrimp Flavoured Fish Balls 160 g 0 68636 02020 5
Fried Fish Slices 160 g 0 68636 03020 4
Fish Balls with Dace 180 g 0 68636 03010 5
Fish Ball with Tofu 170 g 0 68636 03340 3
Fried Fish Bar 160 g 0 68636 00510 3
Fried Shrimp Flavoured Fish Bar 160 g 0 68636 00520 2
Gourmet Cuttlefish Balls 240 g 0 68636 02031 1
Gourmet Shrimp Balls 240 g 0 68636 02021 2
Shrimp Stuffed Fish Balls 180 g 0 68636 01510 2
Stuffed Fish Balls (Hong Kong Style) 180 g 0 68636 03030 3
Fried Imitation Crab Stick 270 g 0 68636 03440 0
Japanese Fish Roll 270 g 0 68636 03410 3
Fish Tofu Cube 270 g 0 68636 03420 2
Lobster Flavour Fish Ball 270 g 0 68636 03430 1
Ball Combo 240 g 0 68636 05201 5

The following fish products are sold under the Ocean Chinese Food Products label:

Product Size UPC
Fried Fish Balls 240 g 6 77825 40116 1
Fried Fish Ball 160 g 6 77825 40016 4
Shrimp Ball 180 g 6 77825 40020 1
Fried Shrimp Ball 160 g 6 77825 40021 8
Fried Shrimp Flavoured Fish Balls 240 g 6 77825 40121 5
Fish Balls 270 g 6 77825 40115 4
Cuttlefish Balls 270 g 6 77825 40122 2
Cuttlefish Ball 180 g 6 77825 40022 5
Fried Fish Slice 160 g 6 77825 40017 1
Fat Choy Fish Ball 180 g 6 77825 40019 5
Fried Fish Bar 160 g 6 77825 40018 8
Fish Ball 180 g 6 77825 40015 7
Ball Combo 270 g 6 77825 40130 7

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

The manufacturer, Mannarich Food Inc., Markham, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Mannarich Food Inc. by email at info@mannarich.com; or

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.

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

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Media enquiries

Mannarich Foods Inc.
info@mannarich.com

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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