A Pomona, CA firm is now recalling a variety of Pangasinan brand seafood products because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The products in question were distributed to retail stores in California, Nevada, and Washington. Consumers are urged not to eat any seafood products included in this recall, even if they do not look or smell spoiled.
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What’s the problem?
November 3, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Foremost Foods, Inc. is issuing a recall for the following Pangasinan seafood products because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum:
- PANGASINAN Roundscad Smoked Galunggong UPC # 2239257451
- PANGASINAN Mackerel Smoked Hasa Hasa UPC # 2239257470
These products were sold in a clear vacuum packed plastic package, and were distributed to California, Nevada, and Washington through Seafood City and Manila Seafood retail stores. The products in question were manufactured by FITRITE Incorporated of the Philippines, and sold between March 2010 and October 2011.
This recall was initiated after routine sampling by the FDA found the product to be partially uneviscerated with the potential to cause botulism. To date, there have been no illnesses reported in connection with this recall. Consumers who have purchased the above mentioned products are urged to discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
How is botulism food poisoning treated?
For the vast majority of adults suffering from botulism food poisoning, botulinum antitoxin injections are the primary method of treatment. Infants and young children are typically treated intravenously with immune globulin. If the affected individual is having trouble breathing, emergency hospitalization may be required to establish a clear pathway and provide ventilator support. Intravenous fluids are commonly prescribed if swallowing difficulty prevents fluid intake. If the patient is unable to eat, a feeding tube may be inserted in the nose to provide nutrients.
Botulism Food Poisoning Complications
Commonly reported complications of botulism food poisoning may include:
- long-lasting weakness
- prolonged nervous system problems
- respiratory distress
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