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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

Alaska Health Officials Suspect Botulism in One Death, Two Illnesses

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Officials with the Alaska Division of Public Health are reported to be looking into a potential botulism cluster in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta area west of Anchorage linked to the consumption of fermented fish heads. After four people shared a traditional Yupik meal of the fish heads, one later died and two others were sickened, said… Continue Reading

Update: Two Botulism Cases Believed Connected to Recalled California Jarred Food Products

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Two residents of Cincinnati, OH, in their 20s have been hospitalized with botulism that public health officials suspect is connected to a nationwide recall of a California company’s jarred sauces, according to the Cincinnati Health Department. The two patients were reportedly on ventilators at one point, and one patient still on a ventilator was transferred… Continue Reading

Smoked Fish Recalled in Canada for Potential Botulism

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Orr’s Fine Meats and Deli of Parry Sound, Ontario, is recalling two smoked fish products because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that causes botulism. The following products have been recalled: Smoked White Fish (filet) and Smoked Lake Trout (filet). Both products were sold as filets with no brand name or UPC… Continue Reading

Bacon Spread Recalled in Canada Over Botulism Concerns

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“Bacon by Brad Smoliak” bacon spread sold in Alberta is being recalled due to potentially permitting the growth of clostridium botulinum, the bacterium which casues botulism, according to CBC News. The problem was detected through testing done by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recalled product comes in 125-gram jars with best-before dates of… Continue Reading

Smoked Salmon and Cod Recalled for Botulism Risk

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Big Blue Fisheries, LLC, of Sitka, AK, is recalling all of its vacuum-packaged smoked salmon and cod products because they were not properly cooked and may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that cause botulism. The company is encouraging customers to discard the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. The… Continue Reading

Dishwasher Cooking Trend Raises Eyebrows Among Food-Safety Experts

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Food Network Host Bob Blumer, author Lisa Casali and National Public Radio all recommend cooking food in the dishwasher. General Electric and Whirlpool don’t. The phenomenon of dishwasher cooking, recently explored in an article by NPR Reporter Michaeleen Doucleff, has enjoyed exposure on blogs and in major news organizations. However, very little data exist to… Continue Reading