Philosophy, food and schnapps: Herring recalled because of Clostridium in Canada

I still have fond memories of a misspent youth building houses in the summer, drinking schnapps, eating pickled herring, and talking philosophy with my Danish mentor, John.

schmaltz.herringHe was also a great dancer.

So it pains me a little to note that, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Elite Salads International is recalling Elite Salads brand schmaltz herring products from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Elite Salads Schmaltz Herring 200 g All codes up to and including Best Before: May. 08, 2015 7 77739 10035 5
Elite Salads Schmaltz Herring 200 g All codes up to and including 15MA08 None
Elite Salads Schmaltz Herring 454 g All codes up to and including 15MA08 None
Elite Salads Spicy Schmaltz Herring 200 g All codes up to and including Best Before: May. 08, 2015 7 77739 10005 8
Elite Salads Spicy Schmaltz Herring 200 g All codes up to and including 15MA08 None
Elite Salads Spicy Schmaltz Herring 454 g All codes up to and including 15MA08 None

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.

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