Kelly Oysters brand Gigas Oysters recalled due to a marine biotoxin which causes amnesic shellfish poisoning
- Starting date:
- May 12, 2017
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Food Recall Warning
- Marine Biotoxin
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- DOM International Limited
- Ontario, Quebec
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
Ottawa, May 12, 2017 - DOM International Limited is recalling Kelly Oysters brand Gigas Oysters from the marketplace due to marine biotoxin which causes amnesic shellfish poisoning. Consumers should not consume and retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions should not sell, serve or use the recalled product described below.
The affected product may have been sold at retail at the following locations in Ontario and Quebec during the period shown below. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected product should check with their retailer. Retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions are advised to check the tags or labels on oyster packages or with their supplier to determine if they have the affected product.
|Store Name||Address||Purchase dates|
|Daily Seafood||135 Blake Street, Toronto, Ontario||Sold from May 8 to May 12, 2017, inclusively|
|Seacore Seafood / Seafood Depot||81 Aviva Park Drive, Vaughan, Ontario||Sold from May 8 to May 12, 2017, inclusively|
|Diana's Seafood Delight||2101 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario||Sold from May 8 to May 12, 2017, inclusively|
|Profishionals||153, avenue Mozart est, Montreal, Quebec||Sold from May 7 to May 12, 2017, inclusively|
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 or establishment. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the location where it was purchased.
Domoic acid is a marine biotoxin which can accumulate in shellfish such as bivalves (soft shell, quahog, surf, razor and propeller, mussels, whole scallops and oysters). Domoic acid can cause amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP) if consumed. The symptoms of ASP vary from nausea, vomiting and diarrhea to muscle weakness, disorientation and memory loss. They usually occur one-half to six hours after consumption. In extreme cases, death can occur.
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Who is affected
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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.
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product|
|Kelly Oysters||Gigas Oysters||70-90 g||17-MA-05|
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