Quebec – Absence of information necessary for the safe consumption of Stimpson’s surf clams and plain whelks sold by Marché de Poisson Lemieux – Possibility of Bacterial Growth


QUEBEC CITY , April 19, 2023 /CNW/ – The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), in collaboration with Lemieux Fish Market , located at 1560, rue du Phare, in Rimouski , warns the public not to consume the products listed in the table below if they have not been kept refrigerated at all times since the time of purchase. In fact, product labels do not include the information necessary for their safe consumption, namely the statement “Keep refrigerated” which is required.

Product name


Affected batch


1 litre

Units sold until April 19, 2023


1KL, 2KL

Units sold until April 19, 2023

The products that are the subject of this warning were offered for sale until April 19, 2023 inclusive, only at the establishment designated above. They were packed in glass jars and sold chilled. The label of the products included, in addition to their name, the mention “PLACE LEMIEUX 1560 ROUTE DU PHARE”.

The operator is voluntarily recalling the products in question. It has agreed with MAPAQ to issue this warning as a precautionary measure. People who have any of these products in their possession and have not kept them refrigerated at all times from the time of purchase are advised not to consume them. They must return it to the establishment where they bought it or throw it away. Even if the affected products show no signs of tampering or suspicious odors, their consumption may represent a health risk.

It should be noted that no case of illness associated with the consumption of these foods has been reported to MAPAQ to date.

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