Canadian Food Inspection Agency



Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 14, 2013 05:15 ET

Updated Health Hazard Alert: Certain Smoked Fish Products Sold at Hooked Stores in Toronto May Contain Dangerous Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 14, 2013) - The public warning issued earlier today has been expanded to include additional products and codes.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Hooked Inc. are warning the public not to consume the smoked fish products described below because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

The following vacuum-packed products sold at Hooked stores in Toronto up to and including April 10, 2013 are affected by this alert:

Product
Cold Smoked Salmon
Cold Smoked Steelhead
Cold Smoked Sockeye
Hot Smoked Salmon
Hot Smoked Steelhead
Hot Smoked Sockeye

These products have no label or UPC code. The product name is handwritten on the package.

These products have been sold from Hooked stores at:

- 888 Queen Street East, Toronto, and

- 206 Baldwin Street, Toronto.

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

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, Hooked Inc., Toronto, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Kristin Donovan (kristin@hookedinc.ca) 416-825-9805;

Dan Donovan (dan@hookedinc.ca) 416-880-1752;

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form at www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page at: http://inspection.gc.ca/food_poisoning.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls.

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.

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