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article imageCanada recalls oysters from marketplace over Salmonella risk

By Karen Graham     Aug 23, 2016 in Food
Ottawa - Canadian company Five Star Shellfish Inc. is recalling Five Star Shellfish Inc. brand large standard and mixed oysters because of possible Salmonella contamination.
According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) notice posted on August 22, Prince Edward Island-based Five Star Shellfish Inc. is recalling its large, standard, and mixed oysters that were distributed to retailers in Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario. The CFIA adds that this recall could possibly become a nationwide recall.
The Star reports the recall was triggered by CFIA test results and has lead to a food safety investigation by the agency. If other high-risk products are recalled, CFIA will notify the public, states the recall notice.
Five Star Shellfish Inc. 100-count (Shipping tag).
Five Star Shellfish Inc. 100-count (Shipping tag).
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The products under the recall notice are sold in 100-count packages and bear a harvest date of August 13.
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People should not consume the recalled products and will need to check to see if the products are in their homes, says Food Safety News. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. While no illnesses have been reported from eating the recalled products, if you think you may be sick from eating the products, call your doctor.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell bad, but it can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may be at greater risk from a sometimes deadly infection. Even healthy people can become very ill from eating contaminated oysters. Symptoms may include fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea.
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