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CFIA expands recall of cured fish

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has expanded its recall of a certain type of cured fish which may contain the toxic bacteria that causes botulism.

The CFIA is now concerned about whole fesikh shad, sold at Lotus Catering and Fine Food on Lawrence Avenue East, near Warden, up until April 17.

The agency had previously recalled whole fesikh mullet and cut fesikh mullet in oil.

The vacuum-packed products bore no code or date and varied in size.

The CFIA said three people became sick after eating the fish.

Last week, the CFIA announced a recall of vacuum-packed smoked salmon sold at McEwan grocery at the Shops at Don Mills also over botulism fears.

Clostridium botulinum may cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, headache, double vision, dry throat, respiratory failure paralysis and, in severe cases, death.

For more information, visit the CFIA website or call 1-800-442-2342.