Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 10, 2010 00:11 ET

CFIA/Expanded Health Hazard Alert: Barrie Bros. Local Food Company 1892 Vegetable Soups May Contain Dangerous Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2010) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The public warning issued on December 8, 2010 has been expanded to include other vegetable soup products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Barrie Bros. Local Food Company 1892 are warning the public not to consume Barrie Bros. vegetable soups described below because these products may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

The following Barrie Bros. Local Food Company 1892 vegetable soup products, sold in a 744 mL Mason glass jar with a metal lid, are affected by this alert. These products do not have a lot code or a Best Before date.

Product Size UPC
Fresh Asparagus Soup 744 mL None
Fresh Cauliflower Soup 744 mL None
Butternut Squash Soup 744 mL None
Sweet Potato & Red Pepper Soup 744 mL 8 31411 00045 3
Potato & Leek Soup 744 mL 8 31411 00046 0
Jeff Suddaby's Gourmet
Curried Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup

744 mL

8 31411 00040 8
Jeff Suddaby's Gourmet
Vegetable Barley Soup

744 mL

8 31411 00041 5

These products have been distributed in Ontario.

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

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.

Barrie Bros. Local Food Company 1892, Cambridge, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Barrie Brothers Local Food Company at 519-621-9409 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Clostridium botulinum, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/botulisme.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp 

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Photos of the products are available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/soup1.pdf

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600