Health Hazard Alert - Farquhar’s Orchards Fine Foods Brand Salmon Products Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Dangerous Bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
June 20, 2014
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Farquhar's Orchards Fine Foods
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8965

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 20, 2014 - Farquhar's Orchards Fine Foods is recalling Farquhar's Orchards Fine Foods brand salmon products from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Ontario.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Farquhar's Orchards Fine Foods House Candied Salmon Variable weight All PACKED ON dates Starts with 0 204109 Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Farquhar's Orchards Fine Foods House Smoked Salmon Variable weight All PACKED ON dates Starts with 0 204108 Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum

What You Should Do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities. 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.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

More information

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

Media enquiries

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