Healthy Butcher recalls smoked fish for botulism contamination

The Healthy Butcher is voluntarily recalling smoked fish from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The affected products were sold in variable weight packages at The Healthy Butcher retail locations in Ontario.

Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected products are advised to contact their retailer.

Recalled products

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Brand               Product       Size     UPC           Codes              

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The Healthy Butcher House Smoked  Variable Starting with “Pkgd. on” dates   

                    Fish – Wild            0201230       up to and including

                    Mackerel                             2015.JL.16         

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The Healthy Butcher House Smoked  Variable Starting with “Pkgd. on” dates   

                    Fish –                 0201231       up to and including

                    Pickerel                             2015.JL.16         

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The Healthy Butcher House Smoked  Variable Starting with “Pkgd. on” dates   

                    White Sturgeon         0202149       up to and including

                                                         2015.JL.16         

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The Healthy Butcher Smoked Fish – Variable Starting with “Pkgd. on” dates   

                    White Fish             0202150       up to and including

                                                         2015.JL.16         

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The Healthy Butcher House Smoked  Variable Starting with “Pkgd. on” dates up

                    Organic B.C.           0202151       to and including   

                    Chinook Salmon                       2015.JL.16         

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The Healthy Butcher Smoked Fish – Variable Starting with “Pkgd. on” dates   

                    Pickerel               0202152       up to and including

                                                         2015.JL.16         

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The Healthy Butcher Smoked Fish – Variable Starting with “Pkgd. on” dates   

                    Steelhead              0202153       up to and including

                    Trout                                2015.JL.16         

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The Healthy Butcher Smoked Albino Variable Starting with “Pkgd. on” dates   

                    Rainbow Trout          0202158       up to and including

                                                         2015.JL.16         

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What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

More information

– The Healthy Butcher: Mario Fiorucci, 416-540-0321

– CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

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