A Brooklyn, New York establishment is now recalling Noya Brand Boyal Dry Fish because it was found that the product was not properly eviscerated prior to being processed. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism food poisoning, whose symptoms include blurred or double vision, general weakness, poor reflexes, difficulty swallowing and respiratory paralysis. Consumers who have purchased Noya Brand Boyal Dry Fish included in this recall are advised to discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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What’s the problem?
November 23, 2011 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Four Star Import & Distribution Inc, 1075 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, New York, 11237 is recalling Noya Brand Boyal Dry Fish because it is uneviscerated and has the potential to be contaminated with clostridium botulinum.
The dry fish in question is a product of Bangladesh, and comes in 200 gram plastic bags coded Best Before Dec. 2012. Noya Brand Boyal Dry Fish was imported to the United States and subsequently distributed nationwide.
The contamination was identified by a routine inspection by the New York State Department of Agriculture which confirmed that the dry fish was not properly eviscerated before being processed. The sale of uneviscerated fish is prohibited in the state of New York because clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than in any other portion of the fish. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism food poisoning.
Botulism is a rare but extremely serious form of food poisoning caused by the ingestion of Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The bacteria may enter through wounds, or may live in improperly canned or preserved food. Telltale signs and symptoms typically appear 8-36 hours after the contaminated food is ingested. Symptoms in adults may include the following:
- abdominal cramps
- breathing difficulty that may lead to respiratory failure
- difficulty swallowing and speaking
- double vision
- dry mouth
- weakness with paralysis (equal on both sides of the body)
Symptoms in babies may include:
- poor feeding and weak sucking
- respiratory distress
- weak cry
- loss of muscle tone
To date, there have been no illnesses reported in connection with this product. If you have purchased Noya Brand Boyal Dry Fish included in this recall, you should discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. If you are experiencing symptoms of food poisoning, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately.
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