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

Food Safety Alert

September 22, 2011

Michael Moran, 518-457-0752

Smoked Spilt Herring Uneviscerated

World Wide Fish Products, Inc. F-5 Hunts Point Market Bronx, NY 10474

World Wide Fish Products, Inc. located in Bronx, NY is recalling Smoked Spilt Herring because the product was found to be uneviscerated.

The product was distributed in New York City on 08/17/2011 to the following businesses: Food Plaza Supermarket, NSA Supermarket (Bravo), Brooklyn # 1 Meat Market, P&P Distributors, and Flaming Meat Distributors.

The product was sampled by a New York State Agriculture and Markets Food Inspector during a routine Inspection.  Analysis of the product by New York State Food Laboratory Personnel confirmed the Smoked split Herring had not been completely eviscerated prior to processing.

The sale of uneviscerated or incompletely eviscerated fish is prohibited under New York State Agriculture and Markets Regulations because clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish.

No illnesses have been reported to date. 

Consumers are warned not to used the product, even if it does not look or smell spoiled, and should return it to the place of purchase.  Consumers with any questions may contact:
Frank Mastrangelo
World Wide Fish Products, Inc.
F-5 Hunts Point Market,
Bronx, NY 10474
Tel.: 718-328-7222

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