May 7, 2021

Malpeque Oysters Recalled in Canada for Possible Salmonella

Future Seafoods Inc. is recalling Malpeque Oysters in Canada because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Oyster are particular concern for bacterial contamination because so many people eat them raw. However, no illnesses have been reported to date in association with the consumption of this product.

 

Raw OystersThe recalled product is Future Seafoods Inc. Malpeque Oysters – Common Name Oysters – Std. They are sold in 25 count packages. There is no UPC number. The code on the product is Harvest/process date: 09/10/18 and Harvest location: PE9B. The oysters were sold in Quebec and may have been sold nationally in other provinces in Canada.

If you have purchased these oysters, don’t eat them, even if you plan to cook them. Some bacteria can produce toxins as they grow that can make you sick and that are not destroyed by heat. Throw them away after wrapping them in foil or some other type of wrapping. Put them into a secure closed garbage can. You can also take them back to the store where you purchased them for a full refund.

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. The government is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to more product recalls. The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing this recalled product from the marketplace.

The symptoms of a Salmonella food poisoning infection include a fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea that may be bloody. Long term complications of this type of infection can include reactive arthritis, endocarditis, and high blood pressure.

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