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Certain LOTUS FINE FOODS salted and cured fish (fesikh) products may contain dangerous bacteria

The public warning issued on April 19, 2012 has been expanded to include additional products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the salted and cured fish products (fesikh) described below because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness. The following vacuum packaged fish products are affected by this alert: whole fesikh mullet and cut up fesikh mullet in oil. These products were sold in packages of varying count and weight, bearing no code or date information.

These products were sold from Lotus Catering and Fine Food, 1960 Lawrence Ave. E, Toronto, ON, on or before April 17, 2012. There have been 3 reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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