April 2014

A Korean-made rice product is being recalled because of concerns it may allow the growth of a bacteria that causes botulism.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Rice Porridge with Abalone from Korea Food Trading Ltd. is sold in Ontario and New Brunswick but may also have been distributed in other provinces.

The product is sold in a round 288-gram container featuring Korean characters with a code reading 2015-01-24.

The federal health agency says anyone who has the product should thrown it out or return it to the store where it was purchased.

Food contaminated with the toxin (Clostridium botulinum) may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. The CFIA says symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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