February 3, 2009: Golden Dragon Fish Brand Frozen Cooked Mackerel Recalled

February 3rd, 2009

On January 16, 2009, K-Fat Inc., Brooklyn, NY, recalled “Golden Dragon Fish brand Frozen Cooked Mackerel Fish” because the product was processed uneviscerated.  As a result, the product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can lead to the potentially fatal foodborne illness known as botulism.

Recalled “Golden Dragon Fish brand Frozen Cooked Mackerel Fish” comes in an uncoded 250G plastic bag and basket and is a product of Vietnam. “Golden Dragon Fish brand Frozen Cooked Mackerel Fish” was sold in New York and New Jersey.

Consumers are warned to not consume this product.

Uneviscerated, salt-cured, whole fish products have been linked to the following fatal botulism outbreaks in the past.

United States, 1981 – 1087: Three outbreaks of botulism causing 3 deaths and 11 illnesses are linked to Kapchunka, an uneviscerated, salt-cured, air-dried whole whitefish.

Egypt, 1991: Two botulism outbreaks resulting in 91 illnesses and 18 deaths are linked to Faseikh.  Faseikh is made by fermenting uneviscerated fresh mullet, followed by a salt-curing.

To learn more, see Botulism Symptoms, or please visit our additional site www.foodpoisoning.com.

The Law Firm of Eric Weinberg represents victims of food poisoning outbreaks throughout the country. To contact us, please call our toll free number at 1-877-934-6274, or click on Free Case Evaluation. To learn more about our law firm please see Food Poisoning Lawyer.

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