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Botulism Fear Prompts Smoked Herring Recall

A New Jersey company is recalling uneviscerated smoked herring because the product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which has the potential to cause botulism. 

Porky Products of Carteret, NJ said its Salted Smoked Split Herring (also known as bloaters), imported from Canada, were distributed in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, North Carolina, Maryland and Pennsylvania through supermarkets.

The herring is in 18 lb boxes with a lot # of 274 10 and was shipped from April 14 to 28, 2011.

No illnesses have been reported to date, however consumers are warned not to consume the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Customers may return the herring to Porky Products Inc. for a full refund.

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