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The following health alert is the CFIA on March 30, 2013.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Central-Epicure brand Gefilte Fish, Ready to Serve, Sweet and Savoury, described below because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.
The manufacturer, Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Central-Epicure Gefilte Fish, Ready to serve, Sweet 600 g Best Before - Up to and including 13AL09 (April 09, 2013) 0 61279 00440 3
Central-Epicure Gefilte Fish, Ready to serve, Savoury 600 g<Best Before - Up to and including 13AL09 (April 09, 2013) 0 61279 00442 7

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Central- Epicure Food Products Ltd. at foodsafety@centralepicure.com.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with the toxin may cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, headache, double vision, dry throat, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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