NEWS
11/09/2011 12:40 EST | Updated 01/08/2012 05:12 EST

B.C. company recalls mussels over concerns of paralytic shellfish toxins

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia distributor of raw mussels is recalling its product due to concerns about paralytic shellfish toxins.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the Sawmill Bay Mussels, distributed by Walcan Seafood of Heriot Bay, B.C., were sold Nov. 4 to 6 at Vancouver's Daily Catch store.

The federal agency says paralytic shellfish toxins can accumulate naturally in shellfish but can cause poisoning.

Symptoms include numbness in the hands, lips, feet and tongue and in severe cases, difficulty walking and even death.

There have been no reported illness associated with the product.

The CFIA says consumers should check with retailers and suppliers if they think they may have purchased the shellfish.