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Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 
   

Food Safety Alert

November 28, 2006

Jessica A. Chittenden
518-457-3136
jessica.chittenden@agriculture.ny.gov

East Coast Food Inc. Issues An Alert On Uneviscerated Fish

EAST COAST FOODS, INC.

MARK GORELIK 718-372-1113

East Coast Food Inc. Issues An Alert On Uneviscerated Fish

East Coast Foods Inc.

This product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause Botulism, a serious and potentially fatal food-bome illness.

The sale of this type offish is prohibited under New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets regulations because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than in any other portion of the fish. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning. Symptoms of botulism include blurred or double vision, general weakness, and poor reflexes, difficulty swallowing and respiratory paralysis.

The recalled Kaija brand uneviscerated Herring in Special Brine in an uncoded 1300g metal can with Cyrillic but no English labelling, was sold Nationwide.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have Kaija brand uneviscerated Herring in Special Brine are advised not to eat it, but should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions should contact the company at 718-372-1113.

 


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