October 26, 2016

Sockeye Suzy’s Fish Recalls Canned Seafood for Botulism Risk

Sockeye Suzy’s Fish company is voluntarily recalling all of its canned seafood with any code starting with “OC” because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. That bacteria can produce botulism toxin, which can be life-threatening. No illnesses have been reported to date.

You can see the long list of product names, can sizes, and UPC numbers at the FDA web site. The recalled products include Fancy Chinook, Coho, Steelhead, Smoked Catfish, Sturgeon, Sockeye, Walleye, and others in different flavors and varieties. These products were made by Skipanon Brand Seafood and are part of a larger recall that affects fourteen other brands.

Botulism toxin does not affect the taste, aroma, appearance, or texture of food. It grows in an anerobic environment. The cans were improperly processed, which increases the risk of this type of toxin. The symptoms of botulism food poisoning include double vision, general weakness, dizziness, and trouble speaking, swallowing, and breathing. If you experience these symptoms, see a doctor immediately.

If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them. Throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.


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