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Home-Canned Potatoes Served at Potluck Probably Caused Botulism Outbreak

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Ohio public health officials announced Monday that potato salad containing home-canned potatoes was the likely cause of a recent botulism outbreak following a potluck luncheon at the Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Lancaster, OH. They said that their conclusion was based on lab tests and interviews with those who attended the potluck on… Continue Reading

Ohio Botulism Outbreak: 1 Dead, 23 Hospitalized After Potluck

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The death that occurred earlier this week in connection with a church potluck luncheon in Lancaster, OH, was of a 54-year-old woman, a Columbus newspaper has reported. The botulism anti-toxin was shipped overnight to local hospitals, but it wouldn’t have saved the woman who died because she was so critically ill, according to Dr. Andrew… Continue Reading

Uneviscerated Russian Dried Fish Sold in NYC Carries Botulism Risk

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The New York Department of Agriculture today warned consumers not to eat “Dry Bream-lesh (fish)” sold by Tatuka Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, and distributed by Royal Sweet Bakery, also of Brooklyn, because the product was found to be uneviscerated. The “Dry Bream-lesh (fish)” was sold from retail stores to consumers in the NYC metro area. The product… Continue Reading

RI Pasta Sauces Not Properly Processed Pose Botulism Risk

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The Rhode Island Department of Health is warning the public that five types of pasta sauces sold under the D. Palmieri Bakery brand name were not properly processed and could pose a risk of Clostridium botulinum poisoning. Anyone who purchased jars of Roasted Garlic Sauce, Clam Sauce, Tomato Basil Sauce, Fra-Diavalo Sauce, and Marinara Sauce from… Continue Reading

Smoked Herring Recalled for Potential Botulism Risk

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Moscahlades Bros Inc. of Paterson, NJ, is recalling Hellas Golden Double Smoked Herring 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 smell spoiled. Hellas Golden Double Smoked Herring was… Continue Reading

Uneviscerated Red Thread Fish Recalled Due to Botulism Risk

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Arcadia Trading Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling all packages of Red Thread Fish because they are uneviscerated. The product comes in a 7-oz. heat-sealed plastic bag. The recalled Red Thread Fish product was distributed nationwide in supermarkets. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled…. Continue Reading

Tomalley Spread Recalled in Canada for Clostridium Botulinum Risk

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Fruits de Mer Madeleine Inc. is recalling Madeleine brand Tomalley Spread from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled product which was sold in 80-g containers with a UPC of 6 87090 30020 5. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store… Continue Reading

Dried Fish Recalled for Possible Botulism Contamination

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S&S Food Import Corp. is recalling all packages of Uneviscerated Dried Roach (Vobla or Caspian Roach) with the following package code “Best Before 06.05.2015.” The product was distributed nationwide in 5-kg. boxes. The Uneviscerated Dried Roach (Vobla) was sampled by inspectors from the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets during a routine sanitary… Continue Reading

Italian Meatless Pasta Sauce Recalled for Potential Botulism Risk

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Tullia’s of Spokane, WA, is recalling Italian Meatless Pasta Sauce code 530140. This recall has been initiated because a records review by the Washington State Department of Agriculture revealed that one batch of sauce produced with the 530140 code had a pH level high enough to allow the growth of Clostridium botulinum. If present, this… Continue Reading

Virginia Officials Warn of Botulism Risk from Corfinio Soups, Sauces

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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is warning consumers not to eat any canned soups or sauces made by Corfinio Foods of Richmond, VA, because they were improperly processed and therefore susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum. Ingestion of botulism toxin from improperly processed jarred and canned foods may lead to serious illness… Continue Reading