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Clams, oysters recalled due to bacteria concerns

08/08/2013 07:23 EDT | Updated 10/08/2013 05:12 EDT
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall for several types of clams and oysters from Connecticut that were sold in Ontario and Quebec because of possible bacterial contamination.

The move comes after the Connecticut Department of Agriculture issued a recall after reports that of a number of people fell ill after consuming the seafood in the U.S., which may be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

So far, there have been no reported cases of illness linked to the seafood in Canada.

Usually the bacteria V. parahaemolyticus infects people who eat raw or undercooked shellfish and is often associated with oysters.

It can cause diarrhea, nausea, cramping, vomiting, fever and chills.

Here's a list of products sold in Waterloo Region that are part of the recall:

- Littleneck clams, sold between July 3 and August 6 at Zehrs, 200 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge

- Cherrystone clams, sold between July 3 and August 6 at Sobeys, 94 Bridgeport Rd., Waterloo ON and Zehrs, 200 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge

A number of other seafood products were sold in Toronto, London, Ont. and parts of Quebec.

More information is available at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website.

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