The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced Monday that Nova Scotia Limited has recalled Cabot brand Oysters from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The oysters were distributed to Nova Scotia and Possibly Nationally and Quebec.

Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers, and food service establishments such as hotels and restaurants should not sell or use the recalled product described below.

CFIA advises the public to check to see if you have recalled products in your home or establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased. Consumers who are unsure if they have the affected product are advised to check with their retailer.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

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