New caviar recalled on bacteria fears

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency investigators have prompted the recall of yet another range of canned salmon, adding to a December recall of trout roe brands on botulism fears.

On Wednesday, the agency updated the recall prompted on Dec. 15th, 2017 to include new products identified during an investigation. Other, earlier recalls were made despite no known cases of food poisoning.

Joining a growing list of canned salmon caviar retailers, Imperial Caviar & Seafood is recalling Imperial Caviar & Seafood brand Whitefish Roe and VIP Caviar Club brand Salmon Roe from stores in Ontario and Quebec, Canada’s most populace provinces. The agency said that the products may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum.

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“Consumers should not consume the recalled products (see table),” a communique warned, adding that they should be thrown out or returned to the retailer. If eaten, the bacterium could cause facial paralysis, unreactive pupils, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, vision problems or changes in speech.

“The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation which may lead to the recall of other products,” it was warned.

The following products sold in Quebec and Ontario are being recalled: