Evergreen International Manila Clam Recall [Canada]


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Evergreen International Manila Clam Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Evergreen International Foodstuffs Ltd., a Vancouver, British Columbia establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Manila Clams from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected neurotoxin contamination and consequential risks of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning characterized by tingling and Paresthesia (numbness), especially in the face, tongue, hands and feet, with difficulty swallowing.

These signs and symptoms can have an onset ranging from a few minutes up to ten (10) hours after consumption. In severe situations, this situation can progress into difficulty walking, muscle paralysis, respiratory paralysis and death, all serious health and safety hazards.

CFIA: http://ht.ly/fFs730rchLe

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2020/74023r-eng.php

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

  • Evergreen International Foodstuffs Ltd. branded Manila Clams, sold in 25 pound bulk containers with a harvest date of September 16, 2020, a processing date of September 17, 2020, a batch/lot of 21057 and a harvest location: British Columbia plot of 17-20

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and wholesale presentation. These recalled Manila Clams are known to have been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario, but were possibly distributed across Canada.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CFIA, Evergreen International Foodstuffs has recalled certain batch/lots of Manila Clams from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected neurotoxin contamination and consequential risks of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. You should neither serve nor consume the recalled Clams identified above.

==> For information about Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (“PSP”), please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page. PSP is one of the four (4) recognized syndromes of Shellfish Poisoning, which share some common features and are primarily associated with Bivalve Mollusks (including Mussels, Clams, Oysters and Scallops).

==> 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 wholesaler, supplier or distributor 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 Manila Clams, please do not serve nor 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 poisonings such as Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Evergreen International Foodstuffs at 1-604-253-8835 during normal business hours Pacific Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

If you have any further questions 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 for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Evergreen International Foodstuffs Ltd., please search for “Evergreen” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CFIA reference number: 14019
Recalls Direct RIN: 13574-2020
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