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No health hazard at Barrhaven Farm Boy after customer reports worms in salmon: Ottawa Public Health

A customer says they found worms "moving around" in Salmon they bought at the Farm Boy in Barrhaven. Submitted photo

A customer says they found worms “moving around” in salmon they bought at the Farm Boy on Woodroffe Avenue in Barrhaven.

The customer, who wishes to remain anonymous, claimed to have purchased sockeye salmon to prepare for Sunday. That, they said, was when they discovered the worms.

A customer says they found worms "moving around" in Salmon they bought at the Farm Boy in Barrhaven. Submitted photo
Submitted photo
A customer says they found worms "moving around" in Salmon they bought at the Farm Boy in Barrhaven. Submitted photo

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The customer said that’s when they contacted Ottawa Public Health.

OPH confirmed on Monday that they did receive a complaint from a customer and launched an investigation as a result.

“On Sunday July 21, Ottawa Public Health received a complaint from a resident about sockeye salmon purchased at Farm Boy located at 3033 Woodroffe Ave,” said the organization is a statement to Global News.

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“OPH conducted an initial inspection of the site, with cooperation from the site’s manager. No health hazard was identified in response to the consumer complaint while on-site at the retail location.”

OPH says that the matter has now been referred to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). A spokesperson for the agency confirmed that CFIA staff are following up on the complaint and have been in contact with the customer.

“CFIA will notify the consumer when the investigation has been completed. At this point it is too early to speculate on timelines,” senior media relations officer Brian Naud wrote in an email.

Global News contacted Farm Boy for comment but did not hear back by deadline.

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