Madeleine brand Tomalley Spread (lobster paste) recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria
- Starting date:
- October 3, 2014
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Updated Food Recall Warning
- Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- Fruits de Mer Madeleine Inc.
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
- Advisory details
- What you should do
- Who is affected
- Affected products
- Related AWRs
- Media enquiries
Ottawa, October 3, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on September 26, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Fruits de Mer Madeleine Inc. is recalling Madeleine brand Tomalley Spread (lobster paste) from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.
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.
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Who is affected
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
This recall was triggered by the CFIA's inspection activities. 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.
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC||Additional info|
|Madeleine||Tomalley Spread*||80 g||None||6 87090 30020 5||*This product was also sold without a label and is also known locally as "lobster paste".|
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For more information
- Fruits de Mer Madeleine Inc.: Chantal Bourque 418-986-6016 ext. 225
- CFIA by filling out the online feedback form