The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Colemans Food Centre Ltd. are warning the public not to consume Colemans Food Centre brand vacuum packed Smoked Trout. It is possible that this product may support the growth of bacteria responsible for botulism in humans. This product should not be consumed.

Colemans Food Centre Ltd. stores sell the affected product under the following names: Trout Locally Smoked, Smoked Trout Fillets and Smoked Trout. All “Pkgd. On” codes are affected by this alert.

Colemans Food Centre Ltd. of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. This product was sold only in Newfoundland.

Foods contaminated with C. botulinum may not look or smell spoiled. Botulism is a life-threatening illness caused by toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Consumers should dispose of the remaining product immediately or return products to the point of purchase for a refund.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Colemans Food Centre Ltd., Judy Bennett, (709)637-6622 or fax at (709)
CFIA, In the province of Quebec 1-800-561-3350; or
CFIA, In other provinces and territories 1-800-442-2342.