A New York company is recalling smoked herring that was found to be uneviscerated.
World Wide Fish Products, located in Bronx, NY was notified of the problem after a New York State Agriculture and Markets Food Inspector took samples of the product during a routine inspection. Analysis by the New York State Food Laboratory confirmed the smoked split herring had not been completely eviscerated prior to processing.
The sale of uneviscerated or incompletely eviscerated fish is prohibited under New York State Agriculture and Markets Regulations because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish.
No illnesses have been reported.
The smoked split herring was distributed in New York City on 08/17/2011 to the following businesses: Food Plaza Supermarket, NSA Supermarket (Bravo), Brooklyn # 1 Meat Market, P&P Distributors, and Flaming Meat Distributors.
Consumers are warned not to used the product, even if it does not look or smell spoiled, and should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with any questions may contact Frank Mastrangelo, World Wide Fish Products, at 718-328-7222.