August 14, 2022

In Canada, Rice Porridge with Abalone Recalled for Botulism

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Korea Food Trading Ltd. are recalling rice porridge with abalone (seafood) because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause paralysis and death. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

Rice Porridge AbaloneThe product is Rice Porridge with Abalone, brand name Korean characters only, in 288 gram containers. The UPC number is 8 83298 61617 3 and the code on the product is 2015-01-24. It was sold at the retail level in New Brunswick, Ontario, and possibly nationally.

The packaging may permit the growth of the anaerobic bacteria. Food contaminated with botulinum toxin will not look, smell, or taste spoiled. But a tiny amount can make you very ill. The recall was triggered by CFIA inspection activities. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard it in a sealed container or return to the place of purchase for a refund.

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