December 26, 2012: True Taste Recalls Smoked Fish Due To Botulism Concern

On December 18th, True Taste LLC from Kenosha, WI placed a recall on multiple smoked fish due to the concern that they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, including: Hot Smoked Rainbow Trout, Hot Smoked Whitefish, Hot Smoked Herring, Hot Smoked Mackerel, Hot Smoked Salmon Steak, Cold Smoked Mackerel, and Cold Smoked Whitefish.  The recalled fish is package and vacuum packed with either the True Taste Label from California or a Lowell Foods Label from Illinois.

According to the FDA, this recall included vacuum packed smoked fish that was in production anytime after 01/01/12.  This date can be found on the packaging from the first set of numbers on the white sticker.

Clostridium botulinum is a bacterium that causes the Botulism infection.  Symptoms of botulism may include dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, slurred speech or difficulty speaking, muscle weakness, blurred vision, double vision, and drooping eyelids. Symptoms usually appear 12 to 36 hours after consuming Clostridium botulinum toxin; however, symptoms can occur as early as 6 hours or as late as 10 days following the consumption of contaminated food.

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233 comments December 26th, 2012

May 13, 2010: Potential Health Hazard Leads To Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Products Recall

Millersburg, OH - Amish Wedding Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of the following products:

  • Pumpkin Butter 9 oz.  UPC code# 0 49646 50014 7
  • Pumpkin Butter 16 & 18 oz. UPC code# 0 49646 65549 6
  • Sweet Potato Butter 16 & 18 oz. UPC code# 0 49646 65550 2

These products were sold under the following brands: Amish Wedding Foods, Finney’s Bulk Foods, Our Maker’s Acres, Uncle Charlies Products, Grandpa’s Cheese Barn, Laird Ranch, Lonesome Dove Guest & Buffalo Ranch, Slovacek Sausage Co., Snacks & More, Brumfield Farm Market, Goldie’s Front Porch Inc., Horrocks Farm Market, Moose Mercantile, Nostalgic Mercantile, Planktown Country Market, Swiss Meat & Sausage Company, Apple Barn, Apple Castle, Brights Nursery, Cagle Steaks, Country Creations, Damascus General Store, Do it Best Copr., Dutch Pantry, Granny’s Oven Fresh, Hattie’s Cafe & Gifts, Millburn Orchards, MMKM Family Produce Market, Sauders Store Inc., The Restoration Society Inc., Weaver’s Country Market, Wilson’s Farm Market, Yoder’s Craft & Gifts, Abbott Farms, Amish Cheese House, Amishables, Ashe Cheese NC, Boggio’s Little Mtn. Orchard, Farmers Peach Corner, Fisher’s Country Store PA, Graves Farm & Garden, Great Sports Products, Gruene General Store, Gruene Haus, Holden Brothers Produce, House of Carter, Kerr Farm Market, Klemke’s Sausage Haus, Nature Way Country Store, Riley’s Gifts and More, Rocky Mountain Pantry, Shaffer’s Market, STUBBYS INC., The Farm Store, The Round Barn.

It has been determined that these products have a pH and a water activity level that is too high and could be a possible health hazard. With these high levels, it is possible for Clostridium botulism sickness. Use of these products may cause the following symptoms: Onset of symptoms in foodborne botulism is usually 18 to 36 hours after ingestion of the food containing the toxin, although cases have varied from 4 hours to 8 days. Early signs of intoxication consist of marked lassitude, weakness and vertigo, usually followed by double vision and progressive difficulty in speaking and swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distention, and constipation may also be common symptoms.

The recalled Sweet Potato Butter and Pumpkin Butter were sold to distributors and retailers in the following states: AL. AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.

This article has been posted on the FDA website on this date.

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341 comments June 18th, 2010

October 19, 2009: Baby Food Recalled by Plum Organics

Plum Organics, located in Emeryville, CA, which sells its products in Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us, has recalled their Apple & Carrot Portable Pouch baby food.  The recall was issued as a result of possible Clostridium botulinum contamination.

The recall information is as follows.

Apple & Carrot Portable Pouch baby food

Best by date May 21, 2010

Universal product code (UPC) #890180001221 is located on the bottom of the package

A photo of the product can be seen here.

Botulism is a foodborne contaminant that is typically associated with home canning.  Prior to canning, foods should always be handled in a sanitary manner.  Additionally, if the final product does not have the correct level of acidity, there is a greater risk for the contamination to occur.  According to the CDC, approximately 145 cases are reported.  Fifteen percent of that comes from foodborne C. botulism.

Symptoms of C. botulism may include dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, slurred speech or difficulty speaking, muscle weakness, blurred vision, double vision, and drooping eyelids. Symptoms usually appear 12 to 36 hours after consuming C. botulinum toxin; however, symptoms can occur as early as 6 hours or as late as 10 days following the consumption of contaminated food.

C. Botulism can be fatal, and should be treated as a medical emergency. If left untreated, muscle paralysis may progress to the arms, legs, trunk, and respiratory muscles, possibly resulting in death. A patient with severe C. botulism poisoning may require use of a breathing machine and intensive medical care for several months. Patients may experience fatigue and shortness of breath for several years following their recovery from C. botulism poisoning.

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198 comments October 20th, 2009

October 17, 2009: TGF Production, LLC Recalls Uneviscerated Herring

Herring Salted, which was found to being uneviscerated, has been recalled due to the possibility of being contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.

The FDA recall release stated that the herring was distributed nationwide in 1.3kg (2.86 lb) round plastic containers with the code numbers 24.08.09 and 13.07.09. The Herring Salted is a product of Russia.  An image of the product can be seen here.

According to the FDA, “the sale of this type of fish is prohibited under a 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.”

For further information regarding botulism, please see About Botulism and Symptoms of Botulism.

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211 comments October 19th, 2009

Carmel California Restaurant Recalls Cioppino Sauce

June 17, 2009:  In a press release issued today, the California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat the Cioppino Sauce produced by the Sea Harvest Restaurant of Carmel, CA.  The restaurant is voluntarily recalling the sauce due to the possibility of contamination with Colostridium botulinum toxin.

One possible reason for the recall is that the restaurant does not have the cannery license that is required to produce this type of product.  Without the proper manufacturing practices being put into place, a canned product of this type is at risk for C. botulinum contamination.

The Cioppino Sauce was packaged in BALL wide-mouth canning jars. The Cioppino Sauce jars have a white computer printer label that identifies the name of the product, lists the ingredients, states “PRODUCT OF SEA HARVEST” and “REFRIGERATE AFTER OPENING”.  Consumers may contact the restaurant at 831-626-3626 with any additional questions.

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321 comments July 14th, 2009

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