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Health Hazard Alert - Certain Domaine de l'Oulivie brand Lucque Olives de Pays may contain dangerous bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
November 25, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Marché Transatlantique Inc.
Distribution:
Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
6871

Advisory details

Ottawa, November 25, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Marché Transatlantique Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Domaine de l'Oulivie brand Lucque Olives de Pays described below because the product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

The affected product, Domaine de l'Oulivie brand Lucque Olives de Pays, was sold in bottles of 340 g net weight bearing UPC 3 760121 190437. All codes are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed in Quebec.

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 Importer, Marché Transatlantique Inc., Montréal, QC is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

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

Marché Transatlantique Inc. at 514-287-3530;

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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