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May 14, 2002

Sun Star Trading Has Recalled Uneviscerated Processed Fish

Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Sun Star Trading Corp. has recalled uneviscerated processed fish distributed from its 80 E. 98th Street, Brooklyn, New York location. The product, "Sun Star Croaker" was discovered and sampled by Department food inspectors during a routine inspection at a retail market in Queens. Samples analyzed at the New York State Food Laboratory confirmed that the fish had not been eviscerated prior to processing.

This product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause Botulism, a serious and potentially fatal food-borne illness.

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 processed fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning. Symptoms of Botulism include blurred or double vision, general weakness, poor reflexes, difficulty swallowing and respiratory paralysis.

Consumers who have "Sun Star Croaker" are advised not to eat it.

The product is packaged in uncoded, 1 pound and 2 pound, sealed plastic bags. It is a product of China. It was distributed to Chinese markets in Queens.

Consumers with questions should contact the Law Offices of Hanbin Wang, 277 Broadway Suite 1307, New York, NY 10007 at (212) 577-2220.

 
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