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Botulism fear prompts CFIA recall of Korean-made rice product

A Korean-made rice product is being recalled because of concerns it may allow the growth of a bacteria that causes botulism.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says rice porridge with abalone has been sold in Ontario in a round 288-gram container featuring Korean characters with a code reading 2015-01-24.

It was also sold in New Brunswick.

There are no reports of anyone becoming sick from eating the product.

The CFIA says symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.