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Food Recall: certain Pacific oysters

Product may be unsafe due to a marine biotoxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
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Industry is recalling certain Pacific oysters from the marketplace due to a marine biotoxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. 

Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below, which have been sold in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. 

Products

Processor Product Size Code Harvest Date
Union Bay Seafood Ltd

Pacific oysters, Mica's Petite

Effingham Inlet

5 dozen

Location: BC 23-6

Landfile: 1403799

Lot: 20190715NW

14 July 2019
Union Bay Seafood Ltd

Pacific oysters

Effingham Inlet Xs

5 dozen

Location: BC 23-6

Landfile: 1403799

Lot: 20190715NW

14 July 2019
Intercity Packers Ltd.

Oyster N/Shell

Effingham XSM

5 dozen

Harvest Location: BC 23-6

LF#: 1403799

P.O. No.: 114994

14 July 2019

What you should do 

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home and if so, the product should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Paralytic shellfish toxins are a group of natural toxins that sometimes accumulate in bivalve shellfish that include oysters, clams, scallops, mussels and cockles. Non-bivalve shellfish, such as whelks, can also accumulate Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxins. 

Symptoms of PSP include tingling and numbness of the lips, tongue, hands and feet, and difficulty swallowing with an onset of a few minutes and up to 10 hours after consumption. In severe situations, this can proceed to difficulty walking, muscle paralysis, respiratory paralysis and death.

Find more information on the food safety investigation and the health risks associated with this product, here

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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.




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