Clams, cod liver recalled for botulism contamination
- June 11, 2007 1:18 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
Canada's food watchdog has issued a recall of clams and cod liver sold in mason jars because they may be tainted with the potentially life-threatening Clostridium botulinum.
The recalled products were sold at the Poissonnerie Lelièvre, Lelièvre et Lemoignan Ltée retail outlet in Gaspé, Que.
The products were not marked with UPC codes or best before dates.
No associated illnesses have been reported.
Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum 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.
For more information, consumers can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.
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