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Canada Issues Warning on Clams and Clostridium Botulinum

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and St. Thomas Fish Market on Friday warned the public not to consume certain Bar Clams 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, and CFIA said the manufacturer, St. Thomas Fish Market Inc., Saint-Thomas-De-Kent, New Brunswick, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.

The recall includes St. Thomas Bar Clams 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 and UPC: 0 81971 90013 1.

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