Fine food: Salmon recalled because of potential botulism in Canada

Farquhar’s Orchards Fine Foods is recalling Farquhar’s Orchards Fine Foods brand salmon products from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

salmon.cfia.botulismThe following products have been sold in Ontario.

Brand Name: Farquhar’s Orchards Fine Foods

Common Name: House Candied Salmon

Size: Variable weight

Code(s) on Product: All PACKED ON dates

UPC: Starts with 0 204109

Reason for Recall: Microbiological – Clostridium botulinum

Brand Name: Farquhar’s Orchards Fine Foods

Common Name: House Smoked Salmon

Size: Variable weight

Code(s) on Product: All PACKED ON dates

UPC: Starts with 0 204108

Reason for Recall: Microbiological – Clostridium botulinum

What You Should Do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were 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.

Background

This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) 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.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.