Dried Bream Recall
|Date:||June 19, 2012|
|Why:||Clostridium botulinum contamination|
Euphoria Fancy Food of Brooklyn, New York is recalling Dried Bream because the fish was not properly eviscerated prior to processing and may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause Botulism, a serious and potentially fatal food-borne illness.
The Dried Bream was discovered by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors during a routine inspection and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel confirmed the fish was not properly eviscerated prior to processing.
The sale of this type of 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. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning. Symptoms of botulism include blurred or double vision, general weakness, poor reflexes, difficulty in swallowing and respiratory paralysis.
The recalled Dried Bream comes in an un-coded, 7.5 ounce vacuum packed plastic bag and was sold nationwide. The UPC is 7 930042 250954. It is a product of Russia.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have Dried Bream are advised not to eat it but should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact Euphoria Fancy Food at (718) 768-3400.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.