Viande Richelieu Horse Meat Recall [Canada]


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Canada/Ottawa: Logo - Viande Richelieu Inc.Viande Richelieu Inc., a Massueville, Quebec establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Viande Richelieu Meat branded Boneless Horse Meat products from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected presence of Clenbuterol, a steroid-like chemical initially developed to treat Asthma in horses and consequential risks of heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation or an irregular and often fast heartbeat and problems with blood pressure in humans, all serious health hazards.

CFIA: http://ht.ly/9mM030qaqbw

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2020/72147r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Horse Meat products are subject to this recall:

  • Viande Richelieu Meat branded Boneless Horse Meat, sold in variable weights with batch/lot designations of 9267 and 9291

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CFIA, Viande Richelieu has recalled certain batch/lots of Viande Richelieu Meat branded Boneless Horse Meat from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected presence of Clenbuterol. You should neither serve nor consume the recalled Horse Meat products identified above.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Viande Richelieu Meat branded Boneless Horse Meat products, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat Clenbuterol poisoning.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please complete the following Web-based enquiry form from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, available here: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/report-a-concern/contact-us/eng/1390269985112/1390346078752.

You can also reach the CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and US) or 1-613-773-2342 (local or international) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time. If you are a member of the working press/media, you can reach the CFIA at 1-613-773-6600 or by e-mail at cfia.media.acia@canada.ca.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Horse Meat product, please search for “horse” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Clenbuterol contamination, please search for “Clenbuterol” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Viande Richelieu Inc, please search for “Viande Richelieu” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CFIA reference number: 13656
Recalls Direct RIN: 12549-2020
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