Canada – Three recalls for botulism

In the recent notifications from the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency), we can find an high number of warnings for Clostridium botulinum in different foods:

– Elite Salads brand White Fish:

Ottawa, February 10, 2015 – Elite Salads International is recalling Elite Salads brand White Fish from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below:

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Elite Salads White Fish 200 g Best Before Mar. 15, 2015 7 77739 00060 0

– Smoked trout & smoked arctic char

Ottawa, February 19, 2015 – Lake Land Meats & Farm Market is recalling smoked trout and smoked arctic char from the marketplace because they 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 following retail locations in Ontario during the periods shown below.

Retail Location Address Dates Sold
Lake Land Meats Farm & Market Retail Store 1226 St. Paul St. West
St. Catharines ON
Up to and including February 13, 2015.
Cheese Shoppe on Locke 190 Locke St. South
Hamilton ON
Up to and including February 13, 2015.
Upper Canada Cheese Company 4159 Jordan Rd.
Jordan Station ON
Up to and including February 13, 2015.

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

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
None Smoked Trout variable None None
None Smoked Arctic Char variable None None

– Elite Salads brand White Fish:

Ottawa, February 20, 2015 – The food recall warning issued on February 10, 2015 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Elite Salads International is recalling Elite Salads brand White Fish from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Elite Salads White Fish 200 g Best Before Feb. 25, 2015 7 77739 00060 0

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

(Source: CFIA website)

Food recall in Canada – Seafood pies due to undeclared egg and wheat (allergens)

Food Recall Warning (Allergen) – Catch of the Bay Fresh Fish Market brand seafood pies recalled due to undeclared egg and wheat

Recall date: August 29, 2014
Reason for recall: Allergen – Egg, Allergen – Wheat
Hazard classification: Class 2
Company / Firm: Masstown Market
Distribution: Nova Scotia
Extent of the distribution: Retail

Recall details

Ottawa, August 29, 2014 – Masstown Market is recalling seafood pies from the marketplace because they contain egg and wheat which are not declared on the label. People with an allergy to egg or wheat should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold from Masstown Market in Masstown, Nova Scotia.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Catch of the Bay Fresh Fish Market Lobster Seafood Pie 1200 g All Best Before dates where egg and wheat are not declared on the label 205325 119998
Catch of the Bay Fresh Fish Market Atlantic Seafood Pie 1200 g All Best Before dates where egg and wheat are not declared on the label 205324 414995
Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. If you have an allergy to egg or wheat, do not consume the recalled products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

Background

This recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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 products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There has been one reported reaction associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

Masstown Market: Laurie Jennings – 902-662-2816 Laurie@masstownmarket.com

(Source: CFIA website)