Krasnyi Oktyabr Inc. in Brooklyn, New York, is recalling Vobla (Roach) Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish and Bream Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. This bacteria produces a toxin that can cause illness and death. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products.
The recalled products are sold in un-coded clear, vacuum pack plastic bags. Each bag weighs 5.29 ounces. The Vobla (Roach) Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish has a UPC number of 4606495-001308. The Bream – Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish has a UPC number of 4606495001346. The fish was imported from Russia and sold to retail stores in New York and California from February through April, 2016.
Routine sampling and inspection by the FDA discovered that the fish was not properly eviscerated before processing. The viscera of fish is most likely to contain Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This contamination will not cause the fish to look, smell, or taste spoiled.
If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Throw them away in a sealed or double bagged package, or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.