Food Recall: Sober Island OG Oysters


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Canada/Ottawa: Logo - Food Recall: Sober Island OG OystersA.C. Covert Distributors / True North Seafood Company, a Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Sober Island branded OG Oysters from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected Escherichia Coli (“E. Coli”) contamination and consequential risks of Gram-negative bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize pain and suffering as well as prevent life-altering injury or death.

CFIA: https://bit.ly/3p2kBFS

Direct link: https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/sober-island-brand-og-oysters-recalled-due-generic-e-coli

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

  • Sober Island branded OG Oysters, sold in variable weight packages with a batch/lot designation of PO077656

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

These fresh Seafood Products were known to be marketed, distributed and sold in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, although it is always possible these food products had wider distribution within the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.

According to the CFIA, A.C. Covert Distributors / True North Seafood Company has recalled certain batch/lots of Sober Island branded OG Oysters from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected Escherichia Coli (“E. Coli”) contamination. As a result of this reported defect, you should neither serve nor consume the recalled Seafood Products identified above.

==> For information about E. Coli Poisoning, please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

==> 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.

Proposed Remedy:
If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Sober Island branded OG Oysters, 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 bacterial poisonings such as Escherichia Coli.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact the company toll-free at 1-877-407-5577 during normal business hours Atlantic Standard Time, Monday to Friday or by e-mail at info@truenorthsalmon.com.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please e-mail the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) at information@inspection.gc.ca. 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@inspection.gc.ca.

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

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

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

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by A.C. Covert Distributors / True North Seafood Company, please search for “True North Seafood” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Sober Island brand name, please search for “Sober Island” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

French/Français:
You can also read about this recall in French here (“ACIA”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/sober-island-brand-og-oysters-recalled-due-generic-e-coli

Vous pouvez également lire ce rappel en français ici (“ACIA”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/sober-island-brand-og-oysters-recalled-due-generic-e-coli

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More information about this recall:
CFIA/ACIA reference number: RA-64453
Canadian Food Inspection Agency ID: 15113
Recalls Direct RIN: 16103-2022
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