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Salmon roe recalled nationwide in Canada; botulism possible

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Imperial Caviar & Seafood has expanded its recall of salmon roe for the second time, urging consumers to not eat the salmon eggs because of concerns about botulism poisoning. The Fairfield, NJ-based company recalled some salmon roe Sept. 15 that had been distributed to retailers in Quebec. The next day the company expanded the recall… Continue Reading

Island Soups Co. recalls six soups that could cause botulism

Only six flavors of soup from Island Soups Co. are under recall. Click the image to view the recall notice and labels of the recalled flavors.

Island Soups Co. Inc. is recalling six flavors of its soups after federal inspectors found the company does not have records to show the soups were sufficiently processed to prevent the growth of Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism poisoning. The company, based in St. Albans, NY, sold the recalled soups via the internet, according to… Continue Reading

New Zealand’s Parliament advances food safety reform bill


Three years after a major botulism scare involving whey protein concentrate used in infant formula and other food products, New Zealand’s parliament has unanimously passed the first reading of the Food Safety Law Reform Bill. New Zealand Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew said in a statement issued Wednesday that the legislation was important both for consumer health… Continue Reading

UPDATED: More Fjord Laks fish recalled; third time this year

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UPDATED CONTENT 11:30 p.m. EDT — New information indicates the recalled fish was distributed to retailers in New Brunswick, with the possibility that it was distributed nationwide in Canada. Initial reports from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency specified only Quebec distribution. For the third time this year Fjord Laks brand fish is under recall by the Canadian… Continue Reading

Sardine products recalled because of botulism concerns


A New Jersey company is recalling AI Rasheed Sardine products from retailers in seven states because they could be contaminated with bacteria that can cause botulism poisoning. Greenland Trading Corp. of Paterson, NJ, shipped the sardine products to retailers in California, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. The recalled sardine products are… Continue Reading

NYC importer recalls dried fish from retailers on both coasts


A Brooklyn importer that asked New York City for a $2.5 million tax break a year ago — and was put on warning by the FDA this past fall for food safety violations — is recalling dried fish because it could cause botulism poisoning. Krasnyi Oktyabr Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling Vobla (Roach) Dry… Continue Reading

Vegetable soup recalled because of botulism potential


Vegetable soup distributed to retailers and farmers markets in three states is under recall because laboratory tests showed it could be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism poisoning. Mary’s Home Canning of Lancaster, PA, produced the vegetable soup, which is sold in glass jars with plain black and white labels that do not include… Continue Reading

Mustard relish recalled because of botulism concerns


Mustard relish from HardyWares Preserves in Nova Scotia is under recall by Canadian authorities because of possible contamination with the bacteria that causes botulism poisoning. The recalled relish, sold in 250 ml jars, can be identified by the HardyWares logo on the label and a “Packaged on” date of Dec. 3, 2015, according to the… Continue Reading

Dried yellow fish recalled because of botulism risk


A Brooklyn import-export company is recalling an undisclosed amount of dried yellow fish after a sample tested positive for the bacterium that causes botulism poisoning. The fish is a product of China, but was sold in New York City retail stores in unlabeled bulk boxes that do not have any identifying marks or traceability codes,… Continue Reading

Botulism risk spurs Minnesota to issue warning on dried fish

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers in the Brooklyn Park metro area to avoid eating dried uneviscerated fish after city and state officials discovered such products were being sold at three grocery stores there. Officials reported finding the products at: African International Market, Brooklyn Park; Valu Foods African Market, Brooklyn Park; and Fountains African… Continue Reading