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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

Mustard relish recalled because of botulism concerns

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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

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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

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