Ottawa, March 15, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and St. Thomas Fish Market are warning the public not to consume the Bar Clams 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 this product.
The manufacturer, St. Thomas Fish Market Inc., Saint-Thomas-De-Kent, New Brunswick, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.
The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
Codes(s) on Product
sold in jars declaring a drained weight of 210 g (7.41 oz.)
The affected jars also contain one of the following lot codes which is located on the cover of the jar: 03731, 03732, 03831, 03832, 03833, 03931, 03932, 05631, 05633, 05634.
For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:
St. Thomas Fish Market Inc., Marie Leger at 506-743-5965;
CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
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.