St-Thomas brand bar clams may contain Clostridium botulinum

Starting date:
March 12, 2013
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
St-Thomas Fish Market Inc.
New Brunswick
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
St.Thomas Bar clams 100 g 05434, 05632 0 81971 90071 1

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Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with the toxin may cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, headache, double vision, dry throat, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die. For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.