PhotoLoblaw Companies Limited has updated a recall of  it brand baby food pouches due to concerns that the packaging may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum.

Clostridium botulinum is a bacteria that is most commonly associated with causing botulism. Food infected with the bacteria may not look or smell spoiled, but it can have devastating health consequences. If consumed, symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure, and paralysis. In worst-case scenarios, consumption can even lead to death.

The initial recall was issued on February 3, 2017 but was updated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to include more products after a food safety investigation. The products were sold in several Canadian regions, including various locations in Ontario, Atlantic, Québec, and West. However, U.S. consumers who bought the products and brought them back to the states should also beware. 

For the full list of locations where the products were sold, and information on the brand names, common names, sizes, codes on products, and universal product codes (UPCs), consumers should visit this site here.

What to do

Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged to throw them away immediately or return them to the place of purchase. If you believe you have become sick as a result of consuming a recalled product, you should call your doctor immediately.

For more information about the recall, consumers can contact Loblaw Companies Ltd at 1-888-495-5111 or online at customerservice@presidentschoice.ca. 


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