Bottled bar clams recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

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Out of the Blue Fish & Seafood Market has recalled bottled bar clams from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the following products were sold at Out of the Blue Fish & Seafood Market, 1A The Square, Bayfield, Ontario.

Brand NameCommon NameSizeCode(s) on ProductUPC
Out of the Blue Fish & Seafood MarketBottled bar clamsN/AAll units sold from October 1, 2018 up to and including February 28, 2019None
NoneBottled bar clamsN/AAll units sold from October 1, 2018 up to and including February 28, 2019None

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 these products.

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