Health Hazard Alert – Certain Central-Epicure brand Gefilte Fish, Ready to Serve may contain Dangerous Bacteria

Central-Epicure brand Gefilte FishRecall / advisory date: March 30, 2013

 Reason for recall / advisory: Microbiological – Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification: Class 1
Company / Firm: Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd.
Distribution: Ontario, Quebec

Advisory details

Ottawa, 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.

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

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.

Affected products

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

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