Denmark – Risk of bacterial toxin in red beetle roe – Clostridium botulinum


Agustson A / S – Nora recalls a batch of NORA SEAFOOD Red beet roe 60g with best-before date 23/10/2021. There is a risk that some glasses from the batch contain toxins from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which can cause the disease botulism.

Recalled Foods , Published: March 19, 2021


What food:
NORA SEAFOOD Red beetle roe (see picture here )
Net weight: 60 grams
Production date: 23/04/2020
Best before date: 23/10/2021
EAN barcode no .: 5709505840030
Lot number: L0114
Sold in:
Net stores throughout the country
Company recalling:
Agustson A / S – Nora, Lundahl Nielsens Vej 2, 7100 Vejle
The Statens Serum Institut has detected the presence of toxin from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum (called botulinum toxin) in an opened glass with beetroot roe from the above batch. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has therefore justified suspicion that the source of an outbreak of a disease at a private company is due to beetroot roe from the above party. Botulinum toxin is not suspected in other batches from the same supplier.
If botulinum toxin is present in the catfish roe, you can get sick with the serious disease botulism (“sausage poisoning”).
The symptoms of the disease botulism usually start from a few hours up to 36 hours after eating food with the toxin in. The symptoms can include. be nausea, vomiting and possibly diarrhea, then visual disturbances and muscle paralysis.
Read more about botulism and food here .
Advice for consumers:
Consumers who have purchased beetroot roe from the above lot should discard them or deliver them back to the store where they were purchased.
See also related news on the Statens Serum Institut’s website here .

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