Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 22, 2015 18:34 ET

Food Recall Warning: Gaston Vachon Brand Homestyle Meat Sauce Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Dangerous Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 22, 2015) - Product photos are available at

Gaston Vachon is recalling Gaston Vachon brand Homestyle Meat Sauce from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) transmitted an alert to the news media today concerning affected products. Please click on the following link for details:

The following products have been sold in Ontario and Quebec.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Gaston Vachon Homestyle Meat Sauce 900 ml 7 76136 00041 1 All units sold up to October 22, 2015
Gaston Vachon Homestyle Meat Sauce 450 ml 7 76136 00040 4 All units sold up to October 22, 2015

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.

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This recall was triggered by MAPAQ. A food safety investigation is being conducted, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.


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

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