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Updated Food Recall Warning - Elite Salads brand schmaltz herring products recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

Recall date:
March 10, 2015
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Elite Salads International
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
9679

Recall details

Ottawa, March 10, 2015 - The food recall warning issued on February 20, 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 schmaltz herring products from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Elite Salads Schmaltz Herring 200 g All codes up to and including Best Before: May. 08, 2015 7 77739 10035 5
Elite Salads Schmaltz Herring 200 g All codes up to and including 15MA08 None
Elite Salads Schmaltz Herring 454 g All codes up to and including 15MA08 None
Elite Salads Spicy Schmaltz Herring 200 g All codes up to and including Best Before: May. 08, 2015 7 77739 10005 8
Elite Salads Spicy Schmaltz Herring 200 g All codes up to and including 15MA08 None
Elite Salads Spicy Schmaltz Herring 454 g All codes up to and including 15MA08 None

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 CFIA's 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

  • Elite Salads International: info@elitesalads.com
  • CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

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

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