This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided
for reference and research purposes.
Users should note that the products listed in the
archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate
corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the
food safety status of products produced at a later date.
Updated Health Hazard Alert - Certain St. Thomas brand Bottled Lobster may contain dangerous bacteria
Ottawa, April 6, 2013 - The public warning issued on March 23, 2013 has been updated to include an additional product because this product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Previously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the bottled Lobster described below because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.
This product has been distributed in New Brunswick and may have been distributed in other provinces.
The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
Code(s) on Product
285 g (drained weight)
On cover of jar: 13921, 14021, 19121, 19521, 20221, 20521, and 20822
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.