January 11, 2002Cape May Foods Has Recalled Chopped Clams
Cape May, N.J. (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Cape May Foods
their LaMonica Brand 6.5-ounce chopped clams because it has the potential to
be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause
life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the
product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the
following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble
with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other
muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms.
People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
LaMonica Brand chopped clams were distributed primarily to states in the
northeast states and can be identified by a can code C271C.
People experiencing the aforementioned symptoms should seek immediate
medical attention. Consumers with questions should call 1-866-227-3629.