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)

CANADA – Food Recall Warning – Unpasteurized cider recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Recall date: October 30-31, 2014

Reason for recall: Microbiological – E. coli O157:H7

Hazard classification: Class 1

Company / Firm: Osoleo Wildcrafters

Distribution: Ontario

Extent of the distribution: Retail

Recall details

Ottawa, October 31, 2014 – The food recall warning issued on October 30, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling unpasteurized cider from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
None Unpasteurized apple cider Sold in unlabeled plastic jugs and unlabeled plastic bags None None Distribution information: Sold from October 10, 2014 to October 11, 2014, inclusively at 926 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario
None Unpasteurized apple cider Sold in unlabeled plastic jugs None None Distribution information: Sold from October 10, 2014 to October 11, 2014, inclusively at 3124 Lobsinger Line, St. Clements, Ontario
Osoleo Wildcrafters Cranberry-Apple Cider Unpasteurized L, 2 L, 4 L None None Distribution information: Sold by Osoleo Wildcrafters from October 10, 2014 to October 13, 2014, inclusively at:

  • The Village Market (Waldorf Market),
    Thornhill, Ontario
  • Leslieville Farmers’ Market,
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Sorauren Farmers’ Market,
    Toronto, Ontario
None Cranberry-Apple Cider Unpasteurized Sold in unlabeled plastic jugs None None Distribution information: Sold by Osoleo Wildcrafters from October 10, 2014 to October 13, 2014, inclusively at:

  • The Village Market (Waldorf Market),
    Thornhill, Ontario
  • Leslieville Farmers’ Market,
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Sorauren Farmers’ Market,
    Toronto, Ontario
Two Century Farm Pear Cider Unpasteurized L, 2 L, 4 L None None Distribution information: Sold by Osoleo Wildcrafters from October 10, 2014 to October 13, 2014, inclusively at:

  • The Village Market (Waldorf Market),
    Thornhill, Ontario
  • Leslieville Farmers’ Market,
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Sorauren Farmers’ Market,
    Toronto, Ontario
None Pear Cider Unpasteurized Sold in unlabeled plastic jugs None None Distribution information: Sold by Osoleo Wildcrafters from October 10, 2014 to October 13, 2014, inclusively at:

  • The Village Market (Waldorf Market),
    Thornhill, Ontario
  • Leslieville Farmers’ Market,
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Sorauren Farmers’ Market,
    Toronto, Ontario

What you should do

Check to see if you have the products in your home. If the products are in your home, do not consume them.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. 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.

Illnesses

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

More information

Osoleo Wildcrafters: 647-300-8129

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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(Source: CFIA website)