Food Poisoning Alert: Frozen fish recalled nationwide due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination, which can cause botulism poisoning. Symptoms of botulism include double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth and muscle weakness.
Free Pacific American Fish Recall Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been sickened with botulism poisoning after consuming fish included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
February 23, 2011 – This week, Pacific American Fish Co. Inc. of Vernon, Calif. announced that it is now recalling certain packages of frozen fish because of the possibility that it may be contaminated by Clostridium botulinum. Affected products were sold and distributed in California, Kansas, Hawaii, Washington state, New York and Texas in retail stores. Consumers with questions should call 323-319-1503 between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST.
Signs & Symptoms of Botulism Poisoning
Typical symptoms of botulism include (but are not limited to):
- double vision
- blurred vision
- drooping eyelids
- slurred speech
- difficulty swallowing
- dry mouth
- muscle weakness
Infants with botulism appear lethargic, feed poorly, are constipated, and have a weak cry and poor muscle tone. These are all symptoms of the muscle paralysis caused by the bacterial toxin. If untreated, these symptoms may progress to cause paralysis of the arms, legs, trunk, and respiratory muscles. In foodborne botulism, symptoms generally begin 18 to 36 hours after consuming contaminated food, but they can occur as early as 6 hours or as late as 10 days after consumption.
Do I have an Pacific American Fish Co. Fish Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Pacific American Fish Co. fish recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new botulism poisoning cases in all 50 states.