Smoked rainbow trout recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

Boffo’s Applewood Smoked Rainbow Trout. Image released by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Boffo’s has recalled Boffo’s brand Applewood Smoked Rainbow Trout from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Boffo’s Applewood Smoked Rainbow Trout, variable sizes, all products sold up to and including February 27th.

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

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 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 or including slurred speech, and a change in sound of 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.

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.

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

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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