Nubia Food and Beverage Inc. is recalling Nuba brand Carob (drink product) from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism poisoning.
This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) inspection activities.
According to the CFIA, the recalled product has been sold in Canada in Ontario, Nova Scotia, Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces or territories.
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As of the posting of this recall, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
Consumers should check to see if they have recalled products. They should not consume, serve, use, sell or distribute recalled products. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.
While a variety of illnesses can result from eating under-processed food, one of the most dangerous is botulism poisoning. Untreated, botulism can paralyze the muscles needed for breathing, resulting in sudden death.
Anyone who has eaten any recalled product and developed signs of botulism poisoning should immediately seek medical attention, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“In foodborne botulism, symptoms generally begin 18 to 36 hours after eating contaminated food. However, symptoms can begin as soon as 6 hours after or up to 10 days later,” according to the CDC website.
The symptoms of botulism may include some of all of the following: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, a thick-feeling tongue, dry mouth, and muscle weakness. People with botulism poisoning may not show all of these symptoms at once.
These symptoms result from muscle paralysis caused by the toxin. If untreated, the disease may progress, and symptoms may worsen to cause paralysis of specific muscles, including those used in breathing and those in the arms, legs, and the body from the neck to the pelvis area.
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