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Updated Health Hazard Alert : Certain ST. THOMAS Brand Bottled LOBSTER May Contain Dangerous Bacteria

Apr 6 2013 12:00AM



OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/06/13 -- The public warning issued on March 23, 2013 has been updated to include an additional product because this product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Previously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website at

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

The following St. Thomas brand product is affected by this alert:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Product Size UPC Code (on cover of jar)----------------------------------------------------------------------------Lobster 285 g 0 81971 90072 8 13921, 14021, 19121, 19521, (drained wt) 20221, 20521, and 20822----------------------------------------------------------------------------

This product has been distributed in New Brunswick and may have been distributed in other provinces.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form at

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page at:

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at:

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: Food and consumer product recalls are also available at

CFIA Media Relations

Source: Marketwire

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