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Canadian Fish and Caviar Recalled over Botulism Concern
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a variety of fish products from two grocery stores in the Toronto area are being recalled due to a risk of botulism.
The agency says the affected products were sold at Yummy Market stores in northern Toronto and Maple, Ont., and include the store’s brand of smoked herring, lesch, mackerel, rainbow trout, salmon and sturgeon.
The CFIA says the recall was issued last week after a consumer complaint and was recently expanded after a food safety investigation.
It says there have been no other illnesses reported that have been linked to the recalled fish products.
The CFIA advises people to throw out the recalled products or return them to the store where they were purchased.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a brand of caviar is being recalled because it may contain a dangerous toxin.
The agency says the International House of Caviar is recalling its brand of rainbow trout caviar due to a risk of botulism.
It says the caviar has been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan.
The recalled item is sold in 100-gram jars with a best before the date of Aug. 30, 2018.
The CFIA says there have been no reported illnesses linked to the caviar.
Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled, but can still make you sick.
Symptoms in adults can include facial paralysis or loss of facial expression, unreactive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision and difficulty speaking.
Symptoms in children can include difficulty swallowing, slurred speech, generalized weakness and paralysis.