June 17, 2009: Botulism Threat Prompts Mackerel Recall

June 17th, 2009

According to a company press release dated June 10, 2009, the Bao Ding Seafood Company of New York, NY, has recalled its Boiled Horse Mackerel.  It was recently discovered that the recalled Mackerel product was not eviscerated prior to processing and therefore has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.

Clostridium botulinum is a bacterium capable of causing the life-threatening illness known as botulism. 

Someone who has eaten product contaminated with the botulinum toxin may experience some of the following symptoms:  general weakness, dizziness, double vision, and trouble speaking or swallowing.  Further symptoms that are also common include trouble breathing, weakness in other muscles, abdominal distension, and constipation.  Please see Botulism Symptoms for more information. 

The Boiled Horse Mackerel that has been recalled is packaged in vacuum packed plastic bags with a net weight of 450g, and was sold in New York State.

The Mackerel may not appear spoiled or give off any odors, and consumers are warned not to eat it even if it seems normal.  The press release cautions that individuals should seek immediate medical attention if they are experiencing any of the above symptoms.

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