April 20, 2018

Masstown Market Smoked Kippers and Cold Smoked Salmon Recalled for Possible Botulism

Masstown Market in Nova Scotia, Canada, is recalling Masstown Market brand Smoked Kippers and Cold Smoked Salmon because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This bacteria produces the botulism toxin, which can cause paralysis, serious illness, and even death. A tiny amount of the toxin can kill an adult. No illnesses have been reported in association with the consumption of these products. Both products are the Masstown Market brand. The first recalled product is Smoked Kippers, in variable weight packages. The UPC number on that product starts with 0 208172, and the code on the product is 18.MR.30. Also recalled is Cold Smoked Salmon in variable weight packages. The UPC number for that product starts with 0 208035, and the codes on the product are 18.MR.27, … [Read more...]

Smoked Rainbow Trout Products Recalled in Canada for Possible Botulism

Tarini Brothers Meat and Fish Market is recalling some Smoked Rainbow Trout products in Canada because they permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum bacteria. That bacteria produces the botulism toxin. These product were sold from the Tarini Brothers Meat and Fish Market at 1055 Lorne Street in Sudbury, Ontario. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled products are all packed on dates up to and including 15.02.18. The package sizes of these products are variable. They include Smoked Rainbow Trout with a UPC number that starts with 020270; Cajun Smkd Rainbow Trout with a UPC number that starts with 020271; LP (lemon pepper) Smkd Rainbow Trout with a UPC number that starts with 020272; and Dill Smkd Rainbow Trout with a UPC number that starts … [Read more...]

Organic Mushroom Soup Recalled in Canada for Possible Botulism

Organic Mushroom Soup sold at the Belleville Farmer's Market in Ontario, Canada is being recalled for possible botulism contamination. The soup is homemade. The soup was made in such a way that may permit the growth of the Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which produces the toxin. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. Government officials are conducting an investigation that may lead to the recall of other products. The recalled product is Organic Mushroom Soup with no brand name. It was sold in 1 liter containers. There are no codes on the product, and there is no UPC number. If you have this recalled product in your home, do not eat it, even if you are going to reheat it … [Read more...]

Pork Soup Is Being Recalled For Possible Clostridium Botulinum and Perfringens Contamination

Guymon Extracts, of Oklahoma, is recalling about 4,202 pounds of fully cooked pork soup. A processing deviation occurred that may have allowed the growth of Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium perfringens bacteria. These bacteria produce spores that produce toxins. The Clostridium botulinum spores produce botulism toxin, which can be deadly, and the Clostridium perfringens bacteria produce spores in the intestines that cause illness. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The products were produced and packaged on January 3, 2018. The recalled product is 2.2 pound - 10 poly bag pillows packed in paper cartons containing “Pork Soup with Rendered Pork Fat (from bone)” with lot code 010218-1, product code 61306, and a best before date of Dec. 22, 2019. … [Read more...]

Recall of Roe in Canada for Possible Botulism Updated Again

The recall of roe in Canada for possible botulism contamination has been updated again. Imperial Caviar & Seafood and VIP Caviar Club have recalled whitefish roe and salmon roe for Clostridium botulinum, and have updated those recalls five times since late November, 2017. No illnesses have been reported in connection with these issues. These products were distributed in Quebec at the retail level. This recall is correctly identifying the affected product from the recall dated January 11, 2018. The Imperial product outer package product information, and VIP Caviar Club inner package information is corrected. The recalled items are Imperial Caviar & Seafood Golden Whitefish Roe in 50 gram packages. The code on the outer package is 151218, and the UPC number is 1 86866 00012 2. … [Read more...]

Recall of Imperial Caviar & Seafood Whitefish Roe and VIP Caviar Club Salmon Roe for Botulism Updated Again

The recalls of Imperial Caviar & Seafood brand Whitefish Roe, and VIP Caviar Club brand Salmon Roe in Canada for possible botulism contamination have been updated again by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). This is the fourth time this recall has been updated to include more information. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these recalled products. These products were sold in New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, and possibly national at the retail level. The recalled products are VIP Caviar Club Salmon Roe in 50 gram containers. The codes on the product are 27017-02 BB: 27-SEP-18 and the UPC number is 1 86866 90024 8. Also recalled is VIP Caviar Club Salmon Roe in 50 gram packages, with codes 19417-01 BB: 13-07-2018 and UPC number 1 86866 90024 8. Finally, … [Read more...]

Caviar and Roe Recall in Canada for Possible Botulism Updated For the Third Time

The food recall warnings that were issued last month by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for Imperial Caviar & Seafood brand Whitefish Roe and VIP Caviar Club brand Salmon Roe are being updated for the third time. These products may be contaminated with botulism toxin, which can cause serious illness and death. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. These recalled products include VIP Caviar Club Salmon Roe in 50 gram packages, with UPC number 1 86866 90024 8 and product codes 27017-02 BB: 27-SEP-18. Also recalled is VIP Caviar Club Salmon Roe in 50 gram packages, with UPC number 1 86866 90024 8 and product codes 19417-01 BB: 13-07-2018. Finally, Imperial Caviar and Seafood Whitefish Roe in 50 gram packages is recalled. That product has the … [Read more...]

Don’t Make Canned Breads and Cakes; They Can Harbor Botulism Toxin

Scientists at Penn State are reminding consumers that recipes for canned breads and cakes are not safe and should not be made at home. Recipes for these items are often appear around holiday time every year. These products are low acid foods with a pH above 4.6, are not shelf-stable, and can't be safely stored at room temperature. In other words, they can harbor botulism toxin. These products are made by baking batters in glass canning jars. The jars are removed from the oven and sealed and cooled so a vacuum is created. That's where the trouble starts; in a vacuum. Clostridium botulism spores grow in unrefrigerated high moisture foods that are low in acid and exposed to little or no oxygen. Clostridium botulinum bacteria are found everywhere. This bacteria grows under anaerobic … [Read more...]

Recall of Trout Roe in Canada for Possible Botulism Contamination Updated Again

The recall of Imperial Caviar & Seafood and VIP Caviar Club brand Trout Roe in Canada for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination has been updated again. That bacteria causes botulism food poisoning. This time the update includes an expanded "best by" date. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall. The recalled products are Imperial Caviar & Seafood Trout Roe in 100 gram packages. The UPC number is 1 86866 51017 1 and all best by dates, up to and including December 13, 2018 are recalled. Imperial Caviar & Seafood Trout Roe in 50 gram packages is also recalled, with UPC number 1 86866 51016 4 and all best by dates, up to and including December 13, 2018. Finally, VIP Caviar Club Trout Roe in 50 gram packages is recalled. The UPC number on that … [Read more...]

VIP Caviar Club Trout Roe Botulism Recall in Canada Has Been Updated

The recall of VIP Caviar Club brand Trout Roe in Canada for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination has been updated again. This information was identified during a CFIA food safety investigation. The recalled product is VIP Caviar Club Trout Roe in 50 gram packages. The code on the product is BB-11-OCT-2018 28417-01 and the UPC number is 1 86866 51016 4. The original recall, issued on November 25, 2017, had a different best by date and a different UPC number for this product. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it out in a sealed or double wrapped package so other people and animals can't eat it, or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. This product was sold in Quebec at the retail level. It's important to note that foods that are contaminated … [Read more...]

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