Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

July 15, 2016 18:13 ET

Updated Food Recall Warning: H. Van Wijnen brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon Filet Royal recalled due to potential growth of dangerous bacteria if sold refrigerated

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The food recall warning issued on July 5, 2016 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

A & E Distribution Inc. is recalling H. Van Wijnen brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon Filet Royal from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum if sold refrigerated. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold in Quebec and New Brunswick, and may have been distributed in other provinces or territories.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
H. Van Wijnen Smoked Atlantic Salmon Filet Royal 170 g Variable All Best Before dates up to and including July 29, 2016.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was 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


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.


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

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