Josephson’s Smokehouse of Astoria, Oregon is the tenth secondary recall of canned seafood products for possible botulism contamination. The products were processed by Skipanon Brand Seafood. They were under-processed, which means the possibility of Clostridium botulinum bacteria producing spores and the botulism toxin is increased. No illnesses have been reported to date. Do not eat these products even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
All products that have codes starting with the letters “OC” are recalled. They include Smoked Garlic Pepper Salmon, Smoked Wine Maple Salmon, Smoked Chinook Salmon, Premium Chinook Salmon, Smoked Coho Salmon, Fancy Coho Salmon, Smoked Albacore Tuna, Fancy Albacore Tuna, and Smoked Sturgeon. You can see can sizes, pictures of product labels, and UPC numbers at the FDA web site.
If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them. Discard or return to the place of purchase for a refund. The products were sold through mail order from the company’s website and through the company’s one retail store in Astoria.
The symptoms of botulism food poisoning include weakness, difficulty swallowing or talking, double vision, difficulty breathing, abdominal distension, and constipation. If you ate any of these products and have experienced these symptoms, please see a doctor immediately.