Clams recalled for botulism risk after being sold unrefrigerated

Moncton Fish Market Ltd. is recalling Moncton Fish Market brand “La” Stimpson’s Surf Clams that have been sold unrefrigerated from the marketplace because the product may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum.

This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s inspection activities.

The recalled product has been sold at Moncton Fish Market, Moncton, New Brunswick.

Recalled product:

Moncton Fish Market“La” Stimpson’s Surf Clams153 gAll jars that were sold unrefrigerated

As of the posting of this recall, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumers should check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

Clostridium botulinum
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor. Check to see if you have the 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 in adults can include facial paralysis or loss of facial expression, unreactive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision, difficulty speaking, including slurred speech, and a change in the sound of a voice, including hoarseness. Symptoms of foodborne botulism in children can include difficulty swallowing, slurred speech, generalized weakness, and paralysis. In all cases, botulism does not cause a fever. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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