Bruno’s Best products recalled in Canada


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
December 1, 2014

Canadian seafood company Finest at Sea Ocean Products is recalling four jarred ready-to-eat seafood products under the brand name Bruno’s Best, out of concerns of possible botulism contamination.

The products — Bruno’s Best House Smoked BC Sardines, Bruno’s Best House Smoked Pacific Oysters, Bruno’s Best BC Octopus Conserva and Bruno’s Best Tuna Confit — were sold at two of the company’s locations – 4675 Arbutus and 1805 Mast Tower, Granville Island — in Vancouver, B.C. between 1 June and 7 October 2014.

During an inspection inspectors found the products were not processed correctly, leading to the possibility of growing clostridium botulinum, which can cause foodborne botulism. No illnesses have been reported, but the bacteria can cause rare but potentially life-threatening illness.

Health authorities are advising customers who purchased any of the affected products to either throw them away or return them to either store. The retailer, according to Vancouver Coastal Health, has stopped selling the items and is cooperating with the recall.

For more information, members of the public may call Vancouver Coastal Health — Health Protection at 604-675-3800 and ask to speak to a senior environmental health officer.

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