Correction – Updated Food Recall Warning (Clostridium botulinum) – Imperial Caviar & Seafood / VIP Caviar Club brands Golden Whitefish Roe / Whitefish Roe

Recall / advisory date:
January 12, 2018
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Imperial Caviar & Seafood
Extent of the distribution:

Advisory details

Ottawa, January 12, 2018 – The food recall warning issued on January 11, 2018 has been amended to correctly identify the affected product. The corrections for this product are marked by an asterisk (*) below.

Imperial Caviar & Seafood is recalling Imperial Caviar & Seafood / VIP Caviar Club brand Golden Whitefish Roe / Whitefish Roe from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Outer package:
Imperial Caviar & Seafood*
Outer package:
Golden Whitefish Roe*
50 g Outer package:
Outer package:
1 86866 00012 2*
Inner package:
VIP Caviar Club*
Inner package:
Whitefish Roe
50 g Inner package:
Inner package:

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.  Symptoms can include facial paralysis or loss of facial expression, unreactive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision, difficulty speaking or slurred speech, and a change in sound of voice, including hoarseness.


This recall was triggered by CFIA inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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