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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

Washington Salmon with a Botulism Risk

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The Swinomish Fish Company is initiating a voluntary recall of packages of both Traditional and Peppered flavors of NATIVE CATCH SALMON BACON with a “BEST BY” date of 1/23/16 and 3/16/16 distributed in the Western Washington and Florida areas. The Native Catch Salmon Bacon has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium… Continue Reading

Michigan Warns Public About Botulism Threat From Recalled Products Sold in Onaway Area

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If you’ve picked up any of a long list of items from the Lock Stock and Barrel Ranch in Onaway, MI, an important consumer warning is out that is just for you. A Lock Stock and Barrel Ranch recall is also out for products that may be contaminated with deadly botulism. No illnesses are known… Continue Reading

Oregon Cannery Working to Get Back in Compliance After Recall

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A canned seafood recall stemming from inadequate processing records at an Oregon cannery has resulted in 16 secondary recalls to date but no illnesses, and the family-owned business is working to get back in compliance so it can restart operations before the end of the year. Skipanon Brand Seafoods LLC of Warrenton, OR, was issued a cease-and-desist… Continue Reading

Dehydrated and Marinated Uneviscerated Fish Recalled for Botulism Risk

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Seaquest Seafood Corp. of Industry, CA, is recalling its Dehydrated & Marinated Uneviscerated Fish as listed below because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Botulism,… Continue Reading

Oregon Seafood Firm Recalls Canned Fish for Possible Botulism Risk

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Skipanon Brand Seafood LLC of Warrenton, OR, is voluntarily recalling ALL LOTS, ALL SIZES of ALL Skipanon brand canned seafood products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use any of the recalled product even if it… Continue Reading

Michigan Officials Warn Public About Products Made in Unlicensed Facility

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The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is warning consumers who may have purchased products labeled with any of the following names to dispose of all products immediately because they were manufactured in an unlicensed facility not using required controls for the safe production of processed foods: Brandy’s “Jam”boree-N-More Brandy & Dutch Weigand Pier… Continue Reading

Ohio Botulism Outbreak a Somber Reminder About Canning Food Safely

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(This article by Martha Filipic, a writer/editor with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, was originally posted here on Aug. 17, 2015, and is reposted with permission.) COLUMBUS, OH—It was a church potluck like any other. But within days, botulism killed one Fairfield County woman and hospitalized 24… Continue Reading

MMWR: Rapid Response Kept April’s Ohio Botulism Outbreak in Check

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April’s botulism outbreak in Ohio was the nation’s largest in 40 years, and one of the first patients to become ill died. But CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) is crediting early recognition and fast action with limiting the damage. The single fatality in the Ohio botulism outbreak blamed on a church potluck luncheon… Continue Reading

Pickles and Sauces Recalled in WA for Clostridium Botulinum Risk

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Homemade of Leavenworth, WA, is recalling pickle and sauce products because they may have been improperly produced. Washington State Department of Agriculture routine sampling discovered that a bottle of Homemade Bread and Butter Pickles had a pH level high enough to allow the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Required records were not available to support that safe… Continue Reading