This article about a recall also includes interesting information about botulism!
VIP Caviar Club Trout Roe Botulism Recall in Canada Has Been Updated
foodpoisoningbulletin.com, by Linda Larsen, Dec. 11, 2017
The recall of VIP Caviar Club brand Trout Roe in Canada for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination has been updated again. This information was identified during a CFIA food safety investigation.
The recalled product is VIP Caviar Club Trout Roe in 50 gram packages. The code on the product is BB-11-OCT-2018 28417-01 and the UPC number is 1 86866 51016 4. The original recall, issued on November 25, 2017, had a different best by date and a different UPC number for this product.
If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it out in a sealed or double wrapped package so other people and animals canít eat it, or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. This product was sold in Quebec at the retail level.
Itís important to note that foods that are contaminated with Clostridium botulinum are not going to look, smell, or taste spoiled. The texture of the food will remain the same. This pathogenic bacteria can produce a toxin that can make you very sick. In fact, a tiny amount can kill an adult person. Foods that may be contaminated with botulism toxin include low acid canned foods, and uneviscerated fish.
Symptoms of botulism food poisoning start with some alarming symptoms, and progress downwards through the body in a parallel manner. And these symptoms can progress quickly. Early symptoms can include facial paralysis or loss of facial expression, unreactive or fixed pupils, drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision, difficulty speaking, slurred speech, and a change in the sound of the voice, including hoarseness. Eventually, the muscles that control breathing are paralyzed.
Treatment is available for this condition, but it is most effective if given early. The antitoxin must be given at a hospital and is usually ordered from the government. If you or anyone you know is experiencing these symptoms, get to a doctor immediately.