New York-based Euphoria Fancy Food Inc. said it is recalling dried bream fish imported from Russia as the product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores.
The recalled dried bream fish comes in an un-coded, 7.5 ounce vacuum packed plastic bag, with UPC number 7 930042 250954. The product was sold throughout the U.S.
The company said the problem was discovered by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors during a routine inspection. A subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel confirmed that the fish was not properly eviscerated prior to processing.
Clostridium botulinum spores can cause Botulism, a serious and potentially fatal food-borne illness. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning as Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera portion of the fish.
Symptoms of botulism include blurred or double vision, general weakness, poor reflexes, difficulty in swallowing and respiratory paralysis.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem, the company said.
by RTT Staff Writer
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