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Updated Health Hazard Alert - Certain smoked fish products sold at Hooked stores in Toronto may contain dangerous bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
April 13, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Hooked Inc.
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7963

Advisory details

Ottawa, April 13, 2013 - The public warning issued earlier today has been expanded to include additional products and codes.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the smoked fish products described below because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

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

The manufacturer, Hooked Inc., Toronto, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name UPC Additional Info
N/A Cold Smoked Salmon None Sold at Hooked stores in Toronto up to and including April 10, 2013
N/A Cold Smoked Steelhead None Sold at Hooked stores in Toronto up to and including April 10, 2013
N/A Cold Smoked Sockeye None Sold at Hooked stores in Toronto up to and including April 10, 2013
N/A Hot Smoked Salmon None Sold at Hooked stores in Toronto up to and including April 10, 2013
N/A Hot Smoked Steelhead None Sold at Hooked stores in Toronto up to and including April 10, 2013
N/A Hot Smoked Sockeye None Sold at Hooked stores in Toronto up to and including April 10, 2013

More information

These products have no label or UPC code. The product name is handwritten on the package.

These products have been sold from Hooked stores at:

  • 888 Queen Street East, Toronto, and
  • 206 Baldwin Street, Toronto.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Kristin Donovan (kristin@hookedinc.ca) 416-825-9805;
Dan Donovan (dan@hookedinc.ca) 416-880-1752;

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin 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 on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

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Media enquiries

Hooked Inc.

Kristin Donovan (kristin@hookedinc.ca) 416-825-9805;
Dan Donovan (dan@hookedinc.ca) 416-880-1752;

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600
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