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Smoked trout recalled due to botulism risk

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Milford Bay Trout Farm Inc. are warning the public not to eat Milford Bay Smoked Trout Filet, after discovering the product may be contaminated with the bacteria Clostridium botulinum.

C. botulinum contains neurotoxins related to the muscular paralysis often seen in botulism, a life-threatening condition.

The affected product is sold vacuum-packaged at various weights. All best-before dates and lot codes are affected.

The smoked trout filets have been distributed in Ontario.

There have been no reported illnesses relating to the consumption of the product, according to the CFIA.

Food contaminated with C. botulinum may not look or smell spoiled, but consumption could lead to nausea, fatigue, dizziness and double vision, and in severe cases, paralysis, respiratory failure and death.

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