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Clostridium botulinum

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

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

Ecola Seafoods Recalls All Canned Salmon and Tuna Products for Botulism Risk

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Ecola Seafoods Inc. of Cannon Beach, OR, is voluntarily recalling all canned salmon and tuna with any code starting with “OC” because it has 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… 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