Recall of Certain Farm-Raised Pacific Oysters

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a Class 1 recall with what it says is possibly national in distribution.

Triggered by CFIA test results, the industry is recalling certain farm raised Pacific Oysters from the marketplace due to a marine biotoxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning.

Consumers should not eat and retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions should not sell, serve or use the following recalled products:

Albion Farms and Fisheries Ltd. Oysters in shell, farmed

All sizes under P.O. NO. 87606.  Sold from October 9th to 16th inclusive.

Union Bay Seafood Ltd. Pacific Oysters, Effingham Inlet, farmed-raised

All sizes under Lot 20171010NWAQ.  Sold from October 9th to 16th inclusive. 

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 or establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

Paralytic shellfish toxins are a group of natural toxins that sometimes accumulate in bivalve shellfish that include oysters, clams, scallops, mussels and cockles. Non-bivalve shellfish, such as whelks, can also accumulate Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxins. These toxins can cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) if consumed. Symptoms of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) include tingling and numbness of the lips, tongue, hands and feet, and difficulty swallowing with an onset of a few minutes and up to 10 hours after consumption. In severe situations, this can proceed to difficulty walking, muscle paralysis, respiratory paralysis and death.