Food recall warning

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:

Advisory details

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.

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.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product
Kelly Oysters Gigas Oysters 70-90 g 17-MA-05

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