Jarred lobster botulism threat prompts CFIA recall
2nd seafood recall from St. Thomas Fish Market in last few weeks
Jars of lobster meat produced in New Brunswick and sold nationally have been recalled over concerns they may contain a toxin-producing bacteria, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning.
The 285 gram bottles of lobster from the St. Thomas Fish Market are the second product from the company the CFIA has recalled in the last few weeks.
The company voluntarily complied with the recall after a routine CFIA inspection found that some of the seafood products may contain the bacteria.
There have been no illnesses reported, the agency said.
Seven code lots of lobster have been recalled: 13921, 14021, 19121, 19521, 20221, 20521 and 20822. The UPC code for the cans is 0 81971 90072 8.
In March, jars of bar clams produced at the Bouctouche facility were recalled because there was a chance the products contained Clostridium botulinum.
Toxins produced by the bacteria can cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.
Food contaminated with these bacteria might not look or smell spoiled.
Symptoms include vomiting, blurred vision, slurred speech and muscle paralysis. Anyone with concerns should call their physician.
The CFIA could not confirm the manufacture date of the recalled products, but a spokesperson for the agency said the recalled production lots go back a number of months.