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Notification - St-Thomas brand bar clams may contain Clostridium botulinum

Recall / advisory date:
March 12, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
St-Thomas Fish Market Inc.
Distribution:
New Brunswick
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7873

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
St. Thomas Bar clams 100 g 05434, 05632 0 81971 90071 1 Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum

More information

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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