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Steelhead Recalled Because of Botuliam Risk

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the smoked fish products described below because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

The following vacuum-packed products sold at Hooked stores in Toronto are affected by this alert:



Cold Smoked Steelhead (may also be written as Cold Smoked Salmon or Cold Smoked Sockeye)

A25 (may also be written as A-25; 04 25;
04/25; Apr 25; Apr 25, 2013; Apr 25/2013)

Cold Smoked Steelhead (may also be written as Cold Smoked Salmon or Cold Smoked Sockeye)

A31 (may also be written as A-31; 04 31;
04/31; Apr 31; Apr 31, 2013; Apr 31/2013)

These products have no label or UPC code. The product name is handwritten on the package.

These products have been sold from Hooked stores at:

– 888 Queen Street East, Toronto, and

– 206 Baldwin Street, Toronto.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with the toxin may cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, headache, double vision, dry throat, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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