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More products added to PC Organics baby food recall due to botulism risk

PC Organics brand Apple baby food pouch. CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection (CFIA) has expanded its recall of PC Organics brand baby food pouches due to the risk of botulism.

The pouches by Loblaw Companies Limited were sold at various grocery stores across Canada up to and including Feb. 8.

In Ontario, the products were sold at Fortinos, Loblaws, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, valu-mart, Your Independent Grocer, Zehrs, Shoppers Drug Mart, and other independent stores the sell the PC brand.

The recall was initially issued on Feb. 3 and was expanded on Wednesday.

Food contaminated with the 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, fatalities can even occur.

Consumers who purchased the products should discard them or return them to the store.

The CFIA says there have been reported illnesses that may be associated with the products.

Click here to see photos of all the affected products.