Do not eat Choice Family Meats brand beef jerky

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Choice Family Meats are warning the public not to consume certain Choice Family Meats brand beef jerky products described below because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.  Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.
 
The following Choice Family Meats brand products are affected by this alert:
 
Store Made Beef Jerky Chili Chipotle Flavor Various
200222 818265
Up to and including 2010JL02 
 
Store Made Beef Jerky Sweet Orange Flavor Various
200222 804275
Up to and including 2010JL02 
 
Store Made Beef Jerky Jalepeno Flavor
Various 200222 605544
Up to and including 2010JL02 
 
These products were sold at Choice Family Meats, located at 320 Great Plains Road, Emerald Park, Saskatchewan only.
 
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
 
Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled.  Consumption of food contaminated with the toxin may cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, headache, double vision, dry throat, respiratory failure and paralysis.  In severe cases of illness, people may die.
 
The manufacturer, Choice Family Meats, Emerald Park, Saskatchewan, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.  The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
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