Posted January 25, 2021

Clover Leaf Sardines Recalled Due to Risk of Botulism

On January 22, 2021, Clover Leaf Seafoods Corp. recalled Clover Leaf brand Sardines Boneless Fillets - Garlic & Chive in Oil and Sardines Boneless Fillets - Smoked Jalapeño in Oil because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death.

Clostridium botulinum is an organism which can cause botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning. Symptoms include general weakness, muscle weakness, dizziness, double-vision, abdominal tension, constipation, trouble with speaking or swallowing and difficulty in breathing. People experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention. It can lead to life-threatening paralysis of breathing muscles requiring support with a breathing machine (ventilator) and intensive care.

Recalled Clover Leaf sardines were sold in Canada and packaged in tins inside of purple boxes. They can be further identified by the following information:

  • Product: Sardines Boneless Fillets - Garlic & Chive in Oil. Size: 106g. UPC: 0 61362 46008 6. Codes: 0170CBXP 2025 JN 18, 0204CBXP 2025 JL 22
  • Product: Sardines Boneless Fillets - Smoked Jalapeño in Oil. Size: 106g. UPC: 0 61362 46009 3. Codes: 0171CBXP 2025 JN 19, 0218CBXP 2025 AU 05, 0307CBXS 2025 NO 02

Consumers should throw out these products, or return them to the place where purchased.

See ConsumerLab.com's Canned Tuna and Salmon Review for tests of related products.

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Clover Leaf brand Sardines Boneless Fillets - Garlic & Chive in Oil and Sardines Boneless Fillets - Smoked Jalapeno in Oil recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

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