Hausmacher Liver Pâté Recall [Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Webbers Food recalls some Hausmacher Liver Pâté due to Botulism hazard. CFIA: Liver Pate

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Foods are subject to this recall:

  • Hausmacher Liver Pâté, sold in glass jars with no label only from November 13, 2013 to December 5, 2013, inclusively, at the following locations in Nova Scotia:
    • Hammonds Plains Farmers’ Market, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia
    • Lunenburg Farmers’ Market, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

According to CFIA, Webbers Food is recalling “Hausmacher Liver Pâté from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that causes Botulism. Consumers should not consume the recalled product.

About Botulism:
Health Canada says Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve poison that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum). Foodborne botulism is caused by eating foods that contain the botulism toxin. You can also get Botulism from an infected wound. All forms of Botulism can cause paralysis and be fatal so emergency medical attention is necessary. Clostridium botulinum bacteria cannot grow in air, so Foodborne Botulism is usually seen only when certain foods are stored or prepared improperly. These typically include the following:

  • Improperly prepared low-acid, home-canned foods (such as asparagus, beets, green beans, mushrooms, peppers);
  • Improperly smoked fish;
  • Improperly prepared raw marine mammal meat (such as whale, walrus, seal);
  • Non-refrigerated storage of low-acid fruit juices (such as carrot juice); and
  • Baked potatoes improperly stored in aluminum foil.

You can learn more about Botulism poisoning from Health Canada at


CFIA reference number: 8553
Recalls Direct RIN: 3039-2014
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