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Health Alert - St. Thomas brand Bar Clams

Web posted on March 18, 2013

Ottawa, March 15, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and St. Thomas Fish Market are warning the public not to consume the Bar Clams described below because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

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

The manufacturer, St. Thomas Fish Market Inc., Saint-Thomas-De-Kent, New Brunswick, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
St-Thomas Bar Clams sold in jars declaring a drained weight of 210 g (7.41 oz.) The affected jars also contain one of the following lot codes which is located on the cover of the jar: 03731, 03732, 03831, 03832, 03833, 03931, 03932, 05631, 05633, 05634 0 81971 9001


The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.


For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report

Visit our website to find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at www.healthycanadians.gc.ca

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