Cielo Glamping Maritime Recalls Clams for Possible Botulism Concern
A campsite by the name of Cielo Glamping Maritime, located at 232 Chemin des Huîtres, in Haut-Shippigan New Brunswick, Canada, has recalled canned clams sold at their on-site store. The recall was announced by the company on February 1, 2020. The company announced on facebook that the reason for the recall was the unknowing and unlawful resale of their canned clams in a popular restaurant in Quebec. The company explained that because “our clams ended up outside of N.B., they had to issue a recall on our product,”; they being the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The company felt it necessary to express,”Our clam jars are no more risky than traditional “brokée” clams from here, and we have always kept our jars under refrigeration from the time they were prepared until sold.” The recall is therefore out of adherence to precautionary standards rather than the actual detection of bacteria.
The canned clams under recall were intended solely for the sale of Cielo Glamping Maritime camping site and therefore, did not have any printed labels. However, the company has since decided to begin printing labels for their products after this issue. All the items included in the recall are contained in 500 ml and 1 L mason jars, see the pictures below.
There have been no reported illnesses related to these products. The concern commonly linked with canned clams is Botulism. Botulism is caused by a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum, Clostridium butyricum, and Clostridium baratii bacteria. The toxin produced by these bacteria attack the nervous system and can cause difficulty breathing, muscle paralyses, and in some cases, even death. Botulism poses a particular threat to children.
The CFIA says that the clammed cans may still be contaminated, even if they do not smell or look spoiled. The CFIA asks that anyone in possession of the canned clams from Cielo Glamping Maritime promptly discard or return them to their original place of purchase.