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Company recalls lizard fish amidst unresolved FDA warning

A Brooklyn, NY, fish company that has an unresolved warning letter from FDA because of food safety problems at its facility is recalling lizard fish because it may be contaminated with the bacteria that causes botulism poisoning. Arcadia Trading Inc. is recalling 34 cartons of lizard fish imported from Vietnam that was distributed nationwide to… 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

Botulism risk spurs Minnesota to issue warning on dried fish

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers in the Brooklyn Park metro area to avoid eating dried uneviscerated fish after city and state officials discovered such products were being sold at three grocery stores there. Officials reported finding the products at: African International Market, Brooklyn Park; Valu Foods African Market, Brooklyn Park; and Fountains African… Continue Reading

Uneviscerated Russian Dried Fish Sold in NYC Carries Botulism Risk

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

Fish Recalled for Botulism Risk

A New York-based company is recalling a type of dried fish because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Krasnyi Oktyabr of Brooklyn issued a voluntary recall of its Beer Set Dried Rudd because the fish’s gut was not properly removed, thus it has the potential to harbor Clostridium botulinum, a… Continue Reading

NY Firm Recalls Improperly Produced Fish

A New York City-based company is recalling dried bream fish imported from Russia because the fish was processed in a way that puts it at risk for Clostridium botulinum contamination. Euphoria Fancy Foods Inc. of Brooklyn issued a voluntary recall of the dried bream after a routine inspection by state officials revealed that the fish… Continue Reading

Imported Fish Recalled

H.C. Foods Co. of Commerce, CA is recalling frozen dried mackerel and dried round scad after U.S. Food and Drug Administration personnel found that the fish imported from the Philippines was not properly eviscerated prior to processing. The dried fish may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause botulism, a serious and potentially… Continue Reading