February 21, 2020

Roland Lumpfish Caviar Recalled For Possible Botulism Contamination

Roland Foods of New York, New York is recalling its red and black lumpfish caviar products because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which products the botulism toxin. Consumers are warned not to eat the product. This toxin does not change the appearance, taste, aroma, or texture of food. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.

The Red Lumpfish Caviar and Black Lumpfish Caviar are packaged in glass jars. They were distributed nationwide to retailers and foodservice distributors across the country.

The recalled products are Roland Black Caviar Whole Grain Lumpfish in four different size packages, and Roland Red Caviar Whole Grain Lumpfish, also sold in four different size packages. The UPC numbers for the recalled Black Caviar product are 41224200029, 41224200029 (two cases wrapped together), 41224200203, and 41224200401. The UPC numbers for the recalled Red Caviar are 41224202023, 41224202023 (two cases wrapped together), 41224202207, and 41224202405. The UPC numbers are on the back label under the bar code. You can see the rest of the information about these recalled products at the FDA web site.

The potential for contamination was discovered after routine testing found the product experienced a processing issue. These lumpfish caviar products were manufactured at Ora elf in Iceland.

If you purchased these products, don’t eat them. Throw them away in a sealed container in a secure garbage can, or take them back to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The symptoms of botulism, which is fatal, include general weakness, dizziness, double vision, trouble speaking and swallowing, and muscle weakness. The paralysis proceeds down the body in a symmetrical fashion, and people will eventually have trouble breathing. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should see a doctor immediately.

Roland Lumpfish Caviar Recalled For Possible Botulism Contamination

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