Canadian International House of Caviar is recalling its AKI brand salmon caviar because of the possible presence of Clostridium botulinum bacteria, reports Journal de Montreal.
The product was sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces. AKI salmon caviar is produced by German Altonaer Kaviar Import House, based in Hamburg.
The recall concerns the 50 g format (UPC 6 28451 22603 1 – Codes 2018/06/30).
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) advises against consuming this food. People who have consumed this product should consult their doctor.
Clostridium botulinum toxin can cause facial paralysis or loss of facial expression, non-reactive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, blurred vision and speech disorders.
So far no cases of disease have been reported.
The International House of Caviar is the main distributor of sturgeon and non-sturgeon caviar for the Canadian market. The company had to recall its trout caviar in October, due to contamination with the same bacteria. Other salmon caviar batches have been recalled as a precaution earlier this month.