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Food Recall Warning - The Healthy Butcher brand smoked fish voluntarily recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

Recall date:
July 19, 2015
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
The Healthy Butcher
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
9955

Recall details

Ottawa, July 19, 2015 - The Healthy Butcher is voluntarily recalling smoked fish from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The affected products were sold in variable weight packages at The Healthy Butcher retail locations in Ontario.

Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected products are advised to contact their retailer.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Code(s) on Product
The Healthy Butcher Smoked Fish – Wild Mackerel Variable Starting with 0201230 "Pkgd. on" dates up to and including 2015.JL.16
The Healthy Butcher House Smoked Fish – Pickerel Variable Starting with 0201231 "Pkgd. on" dates up to and including 2015.JL.16
The Healthy Butcher House Smoked White Sturgeon Variable Starting with 0202149 "Pkgd. on" dates up to and including 2015.JL.16
The Healthy Butcher Smoked Fish – White Fish Variable Starting with 0202150 "Pkgd. on" dates up to and including 2015.JL.16
The Healthy Butcher House Smoked Organic B.C. Chinook Salmon Variable Starting with 0202151 "Pkgd. on" dates up to and including 2015.JL.16
The Healthy Butcher Smoked Fish – Pickerel Variable Starting with 0202152 "Pkgd. on" dates up to and including 2015.JL.16
The Healthy Butcher Smoked Fish – Steelhead Trout Variable Starting with 0202153 "Pkgd. on" dates up to and including 2015.JL.16
The Healthy Butcher Smoked Albino Rainbow Trout Variable Variable Starting with 0202158 "Pkgd. on" dates up to and including 2015.JL.16

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings

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The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

Public enquiries and media

Public enquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
Email: cfia.enquiries-demandederenseignements.acia@canada.ca
Media relations
Telephone: 613-773-6600
Email: cfia.media.acia@canada.ca
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