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Health Hazard Alert - Certain Vacuum Packaged Fish Products Sold at Pusateri's Fine Foods Store May Contain Dangerous Bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
June 1, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Pusateri's Fine Foods
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7185

Advisory details

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:

ProductUPCSize (g)Packaged OnBest Before
Pusateri's Delicately Smoked
Boneless Rainbow Trout
First 7 digits of
UPC: 0240573
Various 2012.05.07 2012.05.21
Pusateri's Delicately Smoked
Boneless Rainbow Trout
First 7 digits of
UPC: 0240573
Various 2012.05.13 2012.05.27
Pusateri's Nanuk Balick Salmon
Centre Cut Atlantic
Smoked Salmon
First 7 digits of
UPC: 0240730
Various 2012.04.19 2012.05.19
Pusateri's Nanuk Balick Salmon
Centre Cut Atlantic
Smoked Salmon
First 7 digits of
UPC: 0240730
Various 2012.05.03 2012.06.02
Pusateri's Nanuk Balick Salmon
Centre Cut Atlantic
Smoked Salmon
First 7 digits of
UPC: 0240730
Various 2012.05.11 2012.06.10
Pusateri's Original Lox Smoked
Sockeye Salmon
First 7 digits of
UPC: 0240923
200g 2012.05.11 2012.06.01
Pusateri's 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: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

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More information

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Product photos

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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

Media enquiries

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

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600
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