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Clostridium botulinum

FDA warning: Colorado casino has seafood HACCP problems

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A warning letter posted in the most recent update by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration went out from the agency’s Denver District Office to Pinnacle Entertainment of Las Vegas. Pinnacle CEO Anthony M. Sanfilippo was told in the July 28 warning letter that a June 6 inspection of the company’s Ameristar Casino Black Hawk in Black Hawk,… Continue Reading

Mushroom soup recalled in Canada for potential botulism

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Raices Food Inc. is recalling Verano Food Purveyors brand Mushroom Soup from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), no illnesses have been reported. The recalled soup was distributed in Nova Scotia. The public should not consume the recalled products described below. Anyone who… 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

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

New owner may reopen fish company after food safety upgrade

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The federal court documents that Friday led to the mandatory closure of the Sullivan Harbor Farm smokehouse in Hancock, ME, also included  a lengthy recipe for re-opening the facility known for annually smoking as much as 75,000 pounds of Atlantic salmon. Friday’s consent decree of permanent injunction, ordered by a federal judge, shut down Mill Stream… Continue Reading

Du Monde Gourmet Recalls Jafflz Sandwiches

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Park City, UT-based Du Monde Gourmet  on Dec. 31 recalled approximately 235 pounds of ready-to-eat pocket sandwich products, which may have experienced temperature deviation and may contain Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, and/or Clostridium botulinum, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Jafflz Retro Pocket Sandwiches were produced on… Continue Reading