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This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.

Users should note that the products listed in the archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the food safety status of products produced at a later date.

Food Recall Warning - Fjord Laks brand fish products recalled due to potential growth of dangerous bacteria if sold refrigerated

From: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recall date:
July 2, 2016
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
A & E Distribution Inc.
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, July 2, 2016 - A & E Distribution Inc. is recalling Fjord Laks brand fish products from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum if sold refrigerated. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Quebec.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Code(s) on Product
Fjord Laks Irish Smoked Salmon 100 g Variable All Best Before dates up to and including July 16, 2016.
Fjord Laks Royal Smoked Empereur Gravlax Marinated Smoked Salmon 100 g Variable All Best Before dates up to and including July 16, 2016.
Fjord Laks Smoked Rainbow Trout 125 g Variable All Best Before dates up to and including July 16, 2016.

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 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 can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.


This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities. The 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.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

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