Canada – Public warning – Notice not to consume smoked coho salmon sold by Boucherie O’Max


Smoked Coho Salmon (CNW Group / Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

QUEBEC, April 29, 2021 / CNW Telbec / – The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), in collaboration with the company Boucherie O’Max, located at 85, rue Saint-Joseph , in Gracefield , is advising the public not to consume the product indicated in the table below if it has not been kept in the freezer at all times since the time of purchase. This is because the product packaging does not include the required “Keep frozen until use” statement.

Product name


Targeted lot

“Smoked Coho Salmon”

65 g

Units sold until April 28, 2021

The product that is the subject of this warning was offered for sale until April 28, 2021 inclusive, and only at the establishment designated above. It was vacuum packed and sold frozen. The product label includes, in addition to its own name, the list of ingredients and the price of the product.

The operator is voluntarily recalling the product in question. He agreed with MAPAQ to disseminate this warning as a precautionary measure. People who have this product in their possession and have not kept it in the freezer at all times since the time of purchase are advised not to consume it. They must either return it to the establishment where they bought it or throw it away. Even if the affected product does not show any signs of spoilage or a suspicious odor, consuming it may represent a health risk. It should be noted that no case of illness associated with the consumption of this food has been reported to MAPAQ so far.

Additional information

The Ministry publishes various information documents concerning food safety. Those interested can consult them in the “Food consumption” section of the MAPAQ website: . They also have the option of registering online, by visiting , to receive, by email, the food recall releases published by the Department. Finally, it is possible to follow “MAPAQaliments” on Twitter at the following address: .

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