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Food Safety Alert

March 02, 2011

Jessica Ziehm
518-457-3136
jessica.ziehm@agriculture.ny.gov

Gourmet Family Brand Large Mouth Smelt Komochi Shishamo

FOOD CO. RECALLS PRODUCT DUE TO POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK
Daiei Trading Co., Inc. of College Point NY 11356 is recalling Gourmet Family Brand Large Mouth Smelt Komochi Shishamo because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which. can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product.
Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: General weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
Gourmet Family Brand Large Mouth Smelt Komochi Shishamo is vacuum packed in uncoded styrofoam tray. Eight pieces are packed in one container and net wt of the product is 3.5 oz. (100g). Product is imported from Japan. Product is sold in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Florida, Virginia, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina through retail stores.
The product was found to be uneviscerated through routine inspections by inspectors of New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets. No illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased Gourmet Family Brand Large Mouth Smelt Komochi Shishamo are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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