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Food Recall Warning - Vivi and Tom Baby Food brand baby and toddler foods recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

Recall date:
February 14, 2019
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Vivi and Tom Baby Food
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
12797

Recall details

Ottawa, February 14, 2019 - Vivi and Tom Baby Food is recalling various baby and toddler foods from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Code(s) on Product
Vivi & Tom Beef Meatballs N/A None All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive.
Vivi & Tom Broccoli, Potato & Basil Purée N/A None All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive.
Vivi & Tom Beef & Squash Purée N/A None All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive.
Vivi & Tom Salmon & Mango Purée N/A None All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive.
Vivi & Tom Chicken & Parsnip Purée N/A None All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive.
Vivi & Tom Liver & Pear Purée N/A None All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive.
Vivi & Tom Sweet Potato Applesauce N/A None All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive.
Vivi & Tom Fish Cakes N/A None All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive.
Vivi & Tom Chicken Meatballs N/A None All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive.
Vivi & Tom Carrot, Peach & Apricot Purée N/A None All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive.
Vivi & Tom Squash Bites N/A None All product sold from November 22, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

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 in adults can include facial paralysis or loss of facial expression, unreactive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision, difficulty speaking or including slurred speech, and a change in sound of voice, including hoarseness.

Symptoms of foodborne botulism in children can include difficulty swallowing, slurred speech, generalized weakness and paralysis. In all cases, botulism does not cause a fever. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities. 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.

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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