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Canada recalls caviar, smoked fish for botulism concerns

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a variety of fish products from two grocery stores in the Toronto area are being recalled due to a risk of botulism. Initially only one product was recalled, “Smoked Lake Trout w/Pepper with Cracked Black Pepper.” One illness has been reported in connection with that product. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency… Continue Reading

Illness reported; Yummy Market recalls smoked lake trout

Yummy Market Inc. is recalling smoked lake trout because of possible contamination with the toxin that causes botulism poisoning, following the report of an illness in Canada. Consumers are urged to check their homes for the Yummy Market branded “Smoked Lake Trout w/Pepper with Cracked Black Pepper” and not eat any unused portion of the… Continue Reading

Feds target smoked fish operation once on Oprah’s favorite list

Federal officials are seeking a court order to stop a smoked fish operation from selling food because of repeated Listeria problems at its Westchester County, NY, facility. Known as The Smokehouse of New York, the business owned by Panagiota Soublis is in the municipality of Mamaroneck, NY. It uses Oprah Winfrey’s face on its much… Continue Reading

Importer warned to step up verification on smoked fish

An importer in Southern California is on notice from the FDA for failing to take required steps to assure that the smoked salmon and mackerel it brings into the U.S. have been produced in accordance with food safety regulations. Staff from the Food and Drug Administration inspected the Van Nuys, CA, location of B&I Overseas… Continue Reading

Phil-Am recalls smoked fish after state issues botulism warning

Two days after New York officials posted a consumer alert warning about possible contamination of Phil-Am smoked mackerel the New Jersey-based Phil-Am Trading Inc. posted a recall with the FDA stating the fish could cause botulism poisoning. “Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled,” according… Continue Reading

Smoked mackerel from Philippines could cause botulism

New York officials have warned the public to not eat Phil Am branded smoked mackerel — Hasa Hasa — because it was not eviscerated and could contain spores that cause botulism poisoning. The fish is a product of the Philippines and is sold by the Asian Supermarket Group Inc. of Albany, NY, according to the… Continue Reading

N.Y. firm recalls smoked fish from 13 states because of Listeria

State inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in smoked fish from OLMA-XXI Inc. of Brooklyn, spurring the company to recall 10 months of shipments. The New York company distributed the smoked fish by refrigerated trucks to retailers and warehouses in 13 states from December 2015 through October this year, according to the recall notice posted on the… Continue Reading

How Safe is Home-Smoked Salmon?

As safe as you make it, say the pros

For many salmon anglers, part of the joy of landing the fish is taking it home and smoking it to share with friends. But with recent news about Listeria bacteria, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen, detected on some smoked salmon made by well-known fish producers, the question arises: How safe is home-smoked fish? Fortunately, there’s… Continue Reading