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Illnesses reported; Loblaw expands recall of organic baby food

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An undisclosed number of illnesses in Canada have been linked to PC Organics brand baby food, spurring Loblaw Companies Ltd. to expand its Feb. 3 recall to include 31 more products because of risk of botulism poisoning. “A manufacturing error resulted in excess water in the product, which under certain circumstances could support the growth… Continue Reading

Phil-Am recalls smoked fish after state issues botulism warning

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Two days after New York officials posted a consumer alert warning about possible contamination of Phil-Am smoked mackerel the New Jersey-based Phil-Am Trading Inc. posted a recall with the FDA stating the fish could cause botulism poisoning. “Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled,” according… Continue Reading

Smoked mackerel from Philippines could cause botulism

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New York officials have warned the public to not eat Phil Am branded smoked mackerel — Hasa Hasa — because it was not eviscerated and could contain spores that cause botulism poisoning. The fish is a product of the Philippines and is sold by the Asian Supermarket Group Inc. of Albany, NY, according to the… Continue Reading

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

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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

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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

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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

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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