Certain Central-Epicure brand Gefilte Fish, Ready to Serve may contain Dangerous Bacteria
- Starting date:
- March 29, 2013
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Health Hazard Alert
- Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd.
- Ontario, Quebec
- CFIA reference number:
Ottawa, March 29, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Central-Epicure brand Gefilte Fish, Ready to Serve, Sweet and Savoury, described below because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
The manufacturer, Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC|
|Central-Epicure||Gefilte Fish, Ready to serve, Sweet||600 g||Best Before - Up to and including 13AL09 (April 09, 2013)||0 61279 00440 3|
|Central-Epicure||Gefilte Fish, Ready to serve, Savoury||600 g||Best Before - Up to and including 13AL09 (April 09, 2013)||0 61279 00442 7|
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