He says meats sold in unlabeled 500-milliliter jars, through November 26 inclusive, should not be eaten.
The warning is the result of agency tests which suggest that the meats may allow the growth of bacteria that cause botulism.
In its review, the agency says contaminated food may not look or smell rotten, but it can still lead to illness.
To date, no meat-related illness has been reported.
“Symptoms in adults may include facial paralysis or loss of facial expression, unresponsive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, droopy eyelids, blurred or double vision, difficulty speaking, or including slurred speech and a change in the sound of the voice, including hoarseness, the agency said in its warning notice.
In children, symptoms may include difficulty swallowing, slurred speech, general weakness, and paralysis.
The agency says it is conducting a food safety investigation that could lead to the recall of these or other products.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on November 27, 2020.