August 25, 2019

Recall of AWERS Grained Salmon Caviar For Botulism Expanded

The recall of AWERS Grained Salmon Caviar (Sockeye Salmon Caviar) for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination that was posted on August 16, 2019 has been expanded to include more "best before" codes. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled products is Grained Salmon Caviar sold in 95 gram tins. The codes that are recalled have these dates: "BEST BEFORE JUL 03 2020” “BEST BEFORE JUL 15 2020” “BEST BEFORE SEP 17 2020” “BEST BEFORE OCT 07 2020” “BEST BEFORE OCT 13 2020” These products could be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacteria that produces the botulism toxin that can be fatal if ingested. This toxin can be present in foods even though the product looks, smells, and tastes normal. Do not try even a … [Read more...]

Grained Salmon Caviar Recalled In Canada For Botulism

Kananaskistrade is recalling Grained Salmon Caviar from the m marketplace in Canada because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This bacteria produces a toxin that can be deadly even in very tiny amounts. A product with the same name, but marketed by AWERS, was recalled in the U.S. last week. The recalled product is marked with Cyrillic characters only. The common name is Grained Salmon Caviar, sold in 95 gram tins. The UPC number on the product is 8 85202 00044 3, and the best before date marked on the tin is OCT 07 2020. This warning was updated on August 20, 2019 with more information: All units sold up to and including August 20, 2019 are recalled. The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. The government is conducting a food … [Read more...]

AWERS Grained Salmon Caviar Recalled For Possible Botulism

AWERS Inc. of Bellevue, Washington is recalling Grained Salmon Caviar in 95 gram tins because it may be contaminated with botulinum toxin, which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Do not eat this product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Botulinum toxin does not change the appearance, taste, or texture of food. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is Grained Salmon Caviar, packed in 95 gram metal tins with Cyrillic lettering. The tin is green, with red and white writing with an "easy pull open lid." The best before date on the product is BEST BEFORE OCT 07 2020, which is printed on the bottom of the tin. The caviar was distributed in California, New York, Oregon, and Washington, and may have further … [Read more...]

Bottled Bar Clams Recalled For Possible Clostridium Botulinum

Out of the Blue Fish & Seafood Market, located at 1A The Square in Bayfield, Ontario, Canada, is recalling bottled bar clams because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum bacteria. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The recalled products are Out of the Blue Fish & Seafood Market bottled bar clams. All units sold from October 1, 2o18 up to and including February 28, 2019 are recalled. In addition, unbranded bottled bar clams are recalled. All units sold from October 1, 2018 up to and including February 28, 2019 are recalled. Neither product has a UPC number. Foods that are contaminated with this bacteria can become contaminated with the botulism toxin, which can cause severe illness and death. Symptoms of … [Read more...]

Boffo’s Rainbow Trout Recalled in Canada For Possible Botulism

Boffo's brand Applewood Smoked Rainbow Trout is being recalled in Canada because the product may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The product was sold in Ontario at the retail level.  No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled product is Boffo''s Applewood Smoked Rainbow Trout in variable size containers. All products sold up to and including February 27, 2019 are recalled. There is no UPC number on the product package. The Clostridium botulinum bacteria produces spores that can survive the processing or canning process in low acid foods. The spores can start growing in an anaerobic environment, and will produce the toxin. Any food contaminated with this toxin will not look or smell spoiled, and the texture and taste will … [Read more...]

Potatoes and Food Poisoning Outbreaks: Botulism and Listeria Monocytogenes

Potatoes aren't often thought of when people think about food poisoning. This root vegetable is, after all, always cooked before it's eaten, which would kill off any pathogenic bacteria. But this vegetable grows in soil and can be contaminated at any point along the supply chain. But there have been some outbreaks linked to potatoes. Clostridium botulinum outbreaks have been linked to baked potatoes that are wrapped in aluminum foil. The spores that produce this deadly toxin are found in the soil, and they can contaminate the spuds. The spores can sometimes survive the baking process. If the potatoes are baked while tightly wrapped in aluminum foil, that creates an anaerobic (oxygen-free) environment. And that creates the perfect conditions for botulism spores to germinate, grow, … [Read more...]

FDA Files Complaint Against Foo Yuan Food Products Company

The United States Department of Justice has filed a complaint against Foo Yuan Food Products Company on behalf of the FDA, to stop them from preparing and distributing adulterated seafood products in violation of federal law. The defendants prepare, pack, hold, and distributed refrigerated and frozen ready-to-eat fish balls, fried fish cakes, and fried fish balls. According to the complaint, which was fielding the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the company did not control the risk of Listeria monocytogenes and Clostridium botulinum growth and toxin formation in these products. Those bacteria can cause serious and even deadly food poisoning. U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue said in a statement, "When food processors ignore federal laws concerning the … [Read more...]

Some Four Seasons Marketplace Smoked Salmon Products Recalled for Possible Botulism in Canada

Some Four Seasoning Marketplace smoked salmon products are being recalled for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination in Canada, according t the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The products were sold from the Four Seasons Marketplace at 4099 Erin Mills Parkway in Mississauga, Ontario. The recalled products include Four Seasons Marketplace Apple Cider Smoke Salmon in variable size packages. The codes on that product are Best Before: 2018MA23, and 2018MA29. The UPC number starts with 0204051. The second recalled product is Four Seasons Marketplace Vodka Smoked Salmon, also in variable sized packages. The best before date on that package is 2018MA23. And the UPC number on the product starts with 0204028. If you … [Read more...]

Seabear Recalls Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox for Possible Botulism

Seabear Company of Anacortes, Washington is voluntarily recalling 1,225 units of Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. This bacteria can cause a life-threatening illness in a very tiny amount of contaminated food. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall was started because the product's water phase salt testing was below 3.5%. The product must stay frozen until it is eaten because of this salt concentration. The labeling instructions state to freeze or refrigerate and that once it is thawed, the product can be kept in the fridge unopened for up to 30 days, but those instructions are incorrect. If this product stays in the fridge after thawing in its reduced oxygen packaging, the Clostridium spores could grow, producing the … [Read more...]

OC Raw Dog Food Recalls Two Products; One for Listeria Monocytogenes, Another for Clostridium Botulinum

OC Raw Dog Food or Rancho Santa Margarita, California, is recalling several products. One recall is for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination; the other is for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with either recall. The first recall is for OC Raw Dog Food Freeze Dried Sardines. These sardines are larger than 5 inches long. that is a risk factor for botulism poisoning, since the FDA has found that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviserated fish have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning. Dogs can get sick if they eat this product, and people who handle it can also get sick. The Freeze Dried Sardines are packaged in a 3.2 ounce bag with UPC number 095225853043. It was sold in independent pet specialty … [Read more...]

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