Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 13, 2015 14:50 ET

Updated Food Recall Warning: Elite Salads Brand Schmaltz Herring Products Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Dangerous Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 13, 2015) -

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The food recall warning issued on March 10, 2015 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

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.

The following products have been sold in Alberta and Ontario, and may have been distributed in other provinces or territories.

Recalled products

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

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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- View our detailed explanation of the food safety investigation and recall process

Background

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.

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

Illnesses

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

More information

- Elite Salads International: info@elitesalads.com

- CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600