Mussels, oysters, tuatua, pipi, toheroa, cockles, scallops, catseyes, kina (sea urchin) and all other bivalve shellfish.
Note, cooking shellfish does not remove the toxin.
Pāua, crab and crayfish may still be eaten if the gut has been completely removed prior to cooking, as toxins accumulate in the gut. If the gut is not removed its contents could contaminate the meat during the cooking process.
Symptoms typically appear between 10 minutes and 3 hours after ingestion and may include:
numbness and a tingling (prickly feeling) around the mouth, face, and extremities (hands and feet)
difficulty swallowing or breathing
paralysis and respiratory failure and in severe cases, death.
Paralytic shellfish toxins have been detected in shellfish from the Kaipara Harbour at levels over the safe limit of 0.8mg/kg set by MPI. Ongoing testing will continue and any changes will be communicated accordingly.
QUEBEC CITY , May 29, 2023 /CNW/ – The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), in collaboration with the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal and the company Del Monaco , located at 2968, boulevard Saint-Charles , in Montreal ( Kirkland ), warns the public not to consume the product indicated in the table below, because this food is likely to contain the bacterium E. coli .
“alfredo rosso sauce”
BEST BEFORE 09 NOV. 2023
The product that is the subject of this warning was offered for sale until May 24, 2023, and only at the establishment designated above. The product was packaged in a plastic container with a transparent snap-on lid and sold frozen. The product label included, in addition to its name, the words “www.delmonaco.ca”.
The operator is voluntarily recalling the product in question. It has agreed with MAPAQ and the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal to distribute this warning as a precautionary measure. In addition, people who have this product in their possession are advised not to consume it. They must return it to the establishment where they bought it or throw it away. Foods contaminated with E. coli bacteria do not necessarily show any visible spoilage or suspicious smell, but can still make a person who eats them sick. The possible symptoms are as follows: nausea, vomiting, more or less acute abdominal cramps and watery or bloody diarrhea.
It should be noted that no case of illness associated with the consumption of this food has been reported to MAPAQ to date.
Aldi is conducting a recall of OceanRise Anchovy Fillets in Olive Oil (100 g) and OceanRise Anchovy Fillets in Olive Oil with Chilli (100 g). The products have been available for sale at all ALDI stores in Australia.
Best Before – All Date Codes
The recall is due to elevated histamine levels.
Food safety hazard
Food products containing high histamine levels may cause illness if consumed.
Country of origin
What to do
Consumers should not eat these products and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.