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Boiling during home canning won’t prevent botulism poisoning

People across the country are gearing up for home canning in efforts to preserve summer flavors for year-round enjoyment. Consequently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now reminding the public that knowing how to can safely is essential to preventing the growth of dangerous bacteria. “Home canning is a great way to preserve your garden goodies. But beware: if it’s done the… Continue Reading

Homemade food responsible for botulism outbreak in Denmark

An outbreak of foodborne botulism in Denmark, with six confirmed cases, has been linked to a homemade dish served at a private party in June. Fødevarestyrelsen (Danish Veterinary and Food Administration) said a sample from the homemade dish was positive with botulinum toxin type A. The same type was identified in the patients. All six… Continue Reading

Smoked Wild Coho Salmon recalled for botulism risk

Saber Co. of Anacortes, WA, is recalling more than 1,200 units of their “Gerard & Dominique Seafoods” brand Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox from the marketplace, urging consumers to not eat the products because of concerns of botulism poisoning. The recall was initiated because the product’s water phase salt tested below 3.5 percent, according to the… Continue Reading

Guymon Extracts recalls 2 tons of pork soup for botulism risk

Guymon Extracts Inc. of Guymon, OK, is recalling 4,202 pounds of pork soup after an inspector discovered a processing problem that may have allowed pathogen growth, including Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium perfringens, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday. The USDA labeled the recall Class I, meaning it is high risk. Expiration dates on the product… Continue Reading

Caviar recall update No. 10 by Imperial, VIP for botulism risk

For the 10th time since late November 2017, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has expanded a recall of Imperial Caviar and Seafood brand and VIP Caviar Club brand whitefish and salmon roe due to the potential presence of the dangerous bacteria, Clostridium botulinum. The update posted Thursday includes additional product information identified during the CFIA… Continue Reading

Briefly: Prison brew — Disease detecting — Deadly delicacy

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of Alchemy Systems. Poison prison brew has high price A botulism outbreak in a Utah prison cost local taxpayers at least $500,000 after… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Roe recalled nationwide in Canada for botulism risk

Canadian officials posted an expanded recall, including additional distribution information, indicating recalled roe may have been distributed nationwide. Imperial Caviar & Seafood has expanded its Jan. 3 warning to include retail locations in New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec and possibly the entire nation because of concern with regard to the distribution of recalled roe that carries a risk of… Continue Reading

Roe recalled nationwide in Canada; botulism possible

Imperial Caviar & Seafood has expanded its Dec. 15 warning, recalling Whitefish Roe and VIP Caviar Club brand Salmon Roe, urging consumers to not eat the fish eggs due to concerns of botulism poisoning. The Fairfield, NJ-based company recalled some trout roe last month that had been distributed to retailers in Ontario and Quebec. This Wednesday, the company expanded the recall to include… Continue Reading