A Los Angeles, CA., establishment is now recalling Vobla Dry and Vobla Smoked Fish because they are uneviscerated, and may contain Clostridium botulinum spores, a bacteria that has the potential to cause life-threatening illness and even death. Consumers are warned not to use any vobla fish included in this recall, even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Signs and symptoms of botulism food poisoning may include blurred or double vision, general weakness, poor reflexes, difficulty swallowing, and respiratory paralysis which may lead to death.
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What’s the problem?
April 24, 2012 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release today warning the public that LA Star Seafood Co. Inc. is currently recalling the following vobla fish products because they are uneviscerated, and may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum:
- Vobla Dry, 20lb bulk boxes, not vacuum packed, no lot numbers or expiration dates.
- Vobla Smoked, 20lb bulk boxes, not vacuum packed, no lot numbers or expiration dates.
These products were sold at the following establishments:
- Arbat Store, Utah;
- European Importing, Russian Import, and M and M Market, Northern California;
- Golden Farms Market, Karabagh Market, and Tashkent Market, Southern California;
- Global Importing, Oregon;
- Solomon’s Groceries and Europa, Colorado.
Consumers who may have purchased LA Star Seafood vobla fish at any of these establishments between February 28 and April 23, 2012, are urged to discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. To date, there have been no illnesses reported in connection with this recall.
The sale of uneviscerated fish five inches in length or greater is illegal because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than in any other part of the fish. Uneviscerated fish are a common source of botulism food poisoning outbreaks, and pose a serious public health risk.
Botulism Food Poisoning Treatment
Due to the aggressive nature of botulism food poisoning, it is important that victims seek medical help as soon as they notice the first symptoms. When doctors suspect the illness, they should immediately hospitalize the patient and notify the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Botulinum antitoxin injections are almost always the first line of treatment for adults with the disease. Infants with botulism are usually treated with intravenous injections of immune globulin. These courses of treatment are designed to prevent the patient’s symptoms from worsening, but full recovery will still take weeks if not months.
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