A Brooklyn, NY, establishment is now recalling dried bream because it was found to be uneviscerated, and has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores. Consumption of this product may lead to botulism, a potentially deadly foodborne illness. Signs and symptoms of botulism food poisoning may include blurred or double vision, general weakness, poor reflexes, difficulty in swallowing and respiratory paralysis.
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What’s the problem?
June 19, 2012 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release today informing the public that Brooklyn, NY-based Euphoria Fancy Food Inc. is currently recalling dried bream after it was discovered that the fish was not properly eviscerated prior to processing. The sale of uneviscerated fish is illegal in New York because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than in any other part of the fish. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism food poisoning.
The dried bream being recalled comes in an un-coded, 7.5 oz vacuum packed plastic bag with the UPC number 7 930042 250954. The fish is a product of Russia, and was distributed to retailers and grocers nationwide.
Consumers who have purchased Euphoria Fancy Food dried bream with the UPC number listed above should discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Individuals concerned about a botulism food poisoning illness should contact their healthcare providers immediately. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
Botulism Food Poisoning
Botulism is a rare but extremely serious foodborne illness caused by Clostridium botulinum spores. Contamination occurs when a potent neurotoxin produced by the bacteria is consumed in improperly preserved foods. Signs and symptoms of botulism food poisoning may include:
- difficulty swallowing or speaking
- facial weakness on both sides of the face
- blurred vision
- drooping eyelids
- trouble breathing
- abdominal cramps (only in foodborne botulism)
In foodborne botulism, symptoms generally appear 18 to 36 hours after consuming contaminated food, but they can occur as early as six hours or as late as 10 days after consumption. Treatment for foodborne cases of botulism typically includes clearing out the digestive system by inducing vomiting and giving medications to induce bowel movements. If the diagnosis is made early enough, injected antitoxins may reduce the risk of complications. The antitoxins can prevent Clostridium botulinum spores from harming your nerves, but cannot reverse any damage that’s already been done.
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