North Shore Specialty Foods of Ontario over the weekend recalled smoked trout products that may contain Microbiological – Clostridium botulinum. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products, but it is an active outbreak investigation.
This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. 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.
CFIA reports the North Shore recalled Kolapore Springs brand smoked trout products should be removed from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. The CFIA is verifying that the industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.
Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
|Kolapore Springs||Smoked trout||Variable||6 27987 16383 4||All best before dates up to and including 2021 MR 31|
|Kolapore Springs||Smoked trout, Peppercorn||Variable||6 27987 16383 4||All best before dates up to and including 2021 MR 31|
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor. Check to see if you have the 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 in adults can include facial paralysis or loss of facial expression, unreactive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision, difficulty speaking, including slurred speech, and a change in the sound of a voice, including hoarseness. Symptoms of foodborne botulism in children can include difficulty swallowing, slurred speech, generalized weakness, and paralysis. In all cases, botulism does not cause a fever. In severe cases of illness, people may die.
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