"Hausmacher" liver pâté recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

Starting date:
January 14, 2014
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Webbers Food
Distribution:
Nova Scotia
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8553

Advisory details

Ottawa, January 14, 2014 - Webbers Food is recalling "Hausmacher" liver pâté from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold in glass jars with no label only from November 13, 2013 to December 5, 2013, inclusively, at the following locations in Nova Scotia:

  • Hammonds Plains Farmers' Market, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia
  • Lunenburg Farmers' Market, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

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