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Food Safety Alert

August 07, 2007

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

Krasniy Oktyabr Inc. Recalls Herring Of Special Ambassador “7 Uzlov” Due To Possible Health Risk

KRASNIY OCTYABR USA
60-20 ST
Sunset Industrial Park
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Tel: 718-858-6720 Fax: 718-858-6722


August 7, 2007

For Immediate Release:

Krasniy Oktyabr Inc. Recalls Herring Of Special Ambassador
“7 Uzlov” Due To Possible Health Risk

Krasniy Oktyabr Inc, located on 60-20th Street, Brooklyn, NY is recalling packages of Herring of the Special Ambasador “7 Uzlov” because the product may be contaminated with Clostridium Botulinum, which can cause botulism, a serious and potentially fatal food borne illness.

The sale of this type of fish 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 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 Herring “7 Uzlov” was distributed to retail stores in NYC. The product comes in metal round containers, 1.3 kg, UPC code: 4-60556-000153. It is product of Russia.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have Herring of the Special Ambassador “7 Uzlov” are urged to return it to the place of purchase for full refund. Consumers with questions should contact the company at 1-718-858-6720

http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/FoodSafetyAlets/Herring-Label.htm

Sincerely yours,

Krasniy Oktyabr Inc.


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