Food Recall Warning - Kelly Oysters brand Gigas Oysters recalled due to a marine biotoxin which causes amnesic shellfish poisoning

OTTAWA, May 12, 2017 /CNW/ - DOM International Limited is recalling Kelly Oysters brand Gigas Oysters from the marketplace due to marine biotoxin which causes amnesic shellfish poisoning. Consumers should not consume and retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions should not sell, serve or use the recalled product described below.

The affected product may have been sold at retail at the following locations in Ontario and Quebec during the period shown below. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected product should check with their retailer. Retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions are advised to check the tags or labels on oyster packages or with their supplier to determine if they have the affected product.

 

Store Name

Address

Purchase dates

Daily Seafood

135 Blake Street, Toronto, Ontario

Sold from May 8 to May 12, 2017, inclusively

Seacore Seafood / Seafood Depot

81 Aviva Park Drive, Vaughan, Ontario

Sold from May 8 to May 12, 2017, inclusively

Diana's Seafood Delight

2101 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario

Sold from May 8 to May 12, 2017, inclusively

Profishionals

153, avenue Mozart est, Montreal, Quebec

Sold from May 7 to May 12, 2017, inclusively

 

Recalled product

 

Brand

Product

Size

Code

Kelly Oysters

Gigas Oysters

70-90 g

17-MA-05

 

What you should do

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

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home or establishment. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the location where it was purchased.

Domoic acid is a marine biotoxin which can accumulate in shellfish such as bivalves (soft shell, quahog, surf, razor and propeller, mussels, whole scallops and oysters). Domoic acid can cause amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP) if consumed. The symptoms of ASP vary from nausea, vomiting and diarrhea to muscle weakness, disorientation and memory loss. They usually occur one-half to six hours after consumption. In extreme cases, death can occur.

 

Background

This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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 this product.

More information

 

SOURCE Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

For further information: Media enquiries: CFIA Media Relations, 613-773-6600

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