Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 28, 2011 01:34 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Milford Bay Trout Farm Inc. Smoked Trout Filet May Contain Dangerous Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2011) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Milford Bay Trout Farm Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Milford Bay Trout Farm Inc. Smoked Trout Filet, described below, because this product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

The affected product, Milford Bay Trout Farm Inc. Smoked Trout Filet, is sold vacuum packed at various weights. All best before dates and lot codes are affected. The package bears no UPC.

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, Milford Bay Trout Farm Inc., Bracebridge, 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 contact:

Milford Bay Trout Farm Inc. at mbtf@rogers.com;

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 link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/trout1128.pdf

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600