An Auburndale, MA establishment is recalling a variety of herring products because they were found to be uneviscerated. Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than in any other portion of the fish. Consumers are cautioned not to consume this herring, even if it does not look or smell spoiled, and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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What’s the problem?
October 11, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced today that CFE International, Canadian Fish Exporters, Inc. is recalling one lot of herring because it has been found to be uneviscerated. Uneviscerated fish is one of the nation’s leading causes of botulism food poisoning outbreaks. Specific products involved in this recall include:
- Salted, Smoked, Split Herring, Lot Number: 1171, Plant Code: 2406 Producer: Leslie Leger & Sons, Ltd. Cap Pele, NB, Canada.
The herring in question was distributed in 18 lb wooden boxes (40-60 count) thru distributors in: CT, FL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PR, VA and packaged by retail stores in various weight range from ½ lb to 1.5 lb.
If you have purchased any of these products, under no circumstances should you eat it. Instead, discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consult a physician immediately if symptoms of food poisoning appear.
Clostridium Botulinum (Botulism)
Botulism is a rare but extremely serious foodborne illness that typically affects children, the elderly, and those with otherwise compromised immune systems. Clostridium Botulinum bacteria live in food and produce toxins that can cause paralysis if ingested. Botulism food poisoning outbreaks are rare occurrences, but are considered so dangerous that each case is considered a public health emergency. Up to 65% of patients infected with Clostridium Botulinum will die if not treated immediately and effectively with a botulism antitoxin. Signs and symptoms of botulism food poisoning may include:
- double vision
- dry skin, mouth and throat
- drooping eyelids
- difficulty swallowing
- slurred speech
- muscle weakness
- body aches
- lack of fever
Long Term Outlook (Prognosis)
Sadly, most individuals who contract botulism never fully regain their health. After three months to a year of recovery, persisting side effects will most likely continue indefinitely. Long-term side effects often include fatigue, weakness, dizziness, dry mouth, and difficulty performing physical tasks. Patients also commonly report feeling much more unhappy and psychologically uneasy than they did prior to contracting the illness.
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