Totally Recalled: vacuum-packed smoked salmon at McEwan
The product: North 44-brand smoked salmon and Kristapsons smoked salmon, sold at the McEwan grocery store in North York.
Best before dates: 04/20/12 and 06/11/12
The Details: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is sounding the alarm over vacuum-packed fish products, sold in different weights at McEwan in the Shops at Don Mills. No one’s reported signs of illness, but the fish may contain the bacterium that causes botulism. Aside from the unpleasant symptoms of nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, headache, double vision and dry throat, infection can also cause long-lasting problems: respiratory failure, paralysis and, in severe cases, even death. McEwan, of course, has been the go-to grocer for this season of Top Chef Canada (owner Mark McEwan is after all the head judge)—maybe this is what Joel Aubie was talking about when he said he had trouble getting good seafood in Toronto? [CFIA]