Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 03, 2014 15:19 ET

Updated Food Recall Warning: Madeleine Brand Tomalley Spread (Lobster Paste) Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Dangerous Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 3, 2014) -

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The food recall warning issued on September 26, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Fruits de Mer Madeleine Inc. is recalling Madeleine brand Tomalley Spread (lobster paste) from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold in Quebec.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Madeleine Tomalley Spread* 80 g 6 87090 30020 5 None
*This product was also sold without a label and is also known locally as "lobster paste".

What you should do

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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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 this product.

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Contact Information

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