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Krasnyi Oktyabr of Brooklyn issued a voluntary recall of its Beer Set Dried Rudd because the fish’s gut was not properly removed, thus it has the potential to harbor Clostridium botulinum, a bacteria whose spores produce a dangerous toxin that causes paralysis in humans. The problem was discovered during a routine inspection by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, after which a lab analysis of the fish revealed that indeed it had…
Healthy Choice Island Blends, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA, is recalling all sizes of LIQUID GOLD CARROT JUICE including 128oz, 64oz, 32oz, and 16 oz, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a serious and potentially fatal foodborne illness. Foodborne botulism is a severe type of food poisoning caused by the ingestion of foods containing the potent neurotoxin formed during growth of the organism. Foodborne botulism can…
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Ron Chapman warned consumers today not to eat Taste of Roux, LLC jarred soups because they may have been improperly produced, making them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium Botulinum. Ingestion of botulism toxin from improperly processed jarred and canned foods may lead to serious illness and death. No illnesses have been linked to any of the affected products at this time. Taste of Roux, LLC of Valley…
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the salted and cured fish product (fesikh) described below because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness. The affected product, whole fesikh mullet, was sold in clear vacuum-packaged bags of varying count and weight, bearing no code or date information. This product was sold from Lotus Catering and Fine Food, 1960…
Two Minnesota companies – Import Foods Wholesale and Seng Ong Wholesale – are recalling various types of imported fish because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause botulism. In each case, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Laboratory personnel confirmed that the fish were not properly eviscerated prior to processing. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with either company’s products. The sale of improperly eviscerated fish, 5 inches in length…
Botulism impairs the body’s nervous system. The symptoms include blurred or double vision, weakness or paralysis, poor reflexes, difficulty swallowing and speaking, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms of foodborne botulism usually occur 12-36 hours after ingestion, but may take several days. The New York City Health Department is investigating one confirmed and one suspect case of botulism, a rare but serious foodborne illness caused by an extremely potent toxin. Both patients are Chinese-speaking Queens residents and…
A New York company is recalling salted herring imported from Russia because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause botulism. Euphoria Fancy Food Inc. of Brooklyn was informed of the problem after a routine inspection and subsequent analysis by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors determined the fish was not properly eviscerated prior to processing. No illnesses have been reported. The sale of uneviscerated fish is…
In January and April 2011, CDC provided antitoxin for treatment of two persons with toxin type A botulism associated with consumption of potato soup produced by two companies. On January 28, 2011, an Ohio resident, aged 29 years, was hospitalized after 5 days of progressive dizziness, blurred vision, dysphagia, and difficulty breathing. The patient required mechanical ventilation and botulism antitoxin. On January 18, he had tasted potato soup from a bulging plastic container, noted a…
I did not know what it was either. Arko Foods International of Los Angeles is recalling 8-ounce packs of Angelina Brand Smoked Roundscad. It has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that causes botulism, a life-threatening illness. Consumers are warned not to consume the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. An undisclosed amount distributed in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, Florida…