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CFIA warns of bacterial contamination in certain Four Seasons smoked salmon products

Published 14 May 2018

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said that certain Four Seasons Marketplace brand refrigerated packaged smoked salmon products in Canada have been warned to be unsafe due to possible contamination with dangerous bacteria.

CFIA is warning the public not to consume the products described below because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. 

The following products have been sold from Four Seasons Marketplace Inc., 4099 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga, Ontario.







Four Seasons Marketplace

Apple Cider Smoked Salmon


Starts with 0204051

Best Before:



Four Seasons Marketplace

Vodka Smoked Salmon


Starts with 0204028

Best Before:


What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming one of these products, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the products in your home. If the products are in your home, do not consume them.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.

Symptoms in adults can include facial paralysis or loss of facial expression, unreactive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision, difficulty speaking or including slurred speech, and a change in sound of voice, including hoarseness.

Symptoms of foodborne botulism in children can include difficulty swallowing, slurred speech, generalized weakness and paralysis. In all cases, botulism does not cause a fever.  In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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This warning was triggered by CFIA inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of these or other products. If products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through a Food Recall Warning.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Source: Company Press Release.