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CFIA expands recall of caviar products in Ontario, Quebec

Last Updated Jan 4, 2018 at 5:37 am EST

VIP Caviar Club brand salmon roe was recalled on Jan. 3, 2018. Photo credit: VIP Caviar Club

Federal health authorities have expanded previous recalls of caviar to include more products because they may cause botulism.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says Montreal-based Imperial Caviar & Seafood is now recalling its whitefish roe and VIP Caviar Club brand salmon roe sold in Quebec and Ontario in 50-gram packages.

The whitefish roe carries a best-before date of June 28, 2018 and the salmon roe has best-before dates of July 13 and Sept. 27. Click here for more information on the recall.

Similar recalls issued last Nov. 25 and Dec. 9 included three brands of trout roe sold in Quebec.

The CFIA says anyone who feels ill after eating the recalled caviar should call their doctor and anyone who has the product should thrown it or return it.

Symptoms of Clostridium botulinum can include facial paralysis, unreactive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision, difficulty speaking or slurred speech, and hoarseness.

The CFIA says there have been no reported illnesses linked to these products.