Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 08, 2010 22:36 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Barrie Bros. Local Food Company 1892 Fresh Broccoli Soup may Contain Dangerous Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2010) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

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

The affected product, Barrie Bros. Local Food Company 1892 Fresh Broccoli Soup (Barrie's Pressure Sealed Natural) is sold in a 744 mL Mason glass jar with a metal lid. The product does not have a UPC or a lot code / Best Before date. This product has been distributed in Ontario.

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

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.

The manufacturer, Barrie Bros. Local Food Company 1892, Cambridge, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product 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.

A photo of the product is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/BB_FreshBroccoliSoup.JPG.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600