Safety Alerts Saves Lives
Safety Alerts  
 
Home Privacy About Us Contact Us Change Preferences
SafetyAlerts
August 13, 2003

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES FISH RECALL

(SafetyAlerts) - State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers announced that uneviscerated processed Kouta and Pipe (or Circle) fish have been voluntarily recalled by Targee West African Food Supply Inc., 523 Targee St., Staten Island, New York, 10304. The product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause Botulism, a serious and potentially fatal food-borne illness.

Both Kouta and Pipe (Circle) fish are sold individually from bulk displays and are 0.5 to 1.5 pounds in size. Both types of fish were sold in the Staten Island, New York area.

The sale of uneviscerated 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.

The product was discovered during a routine inspection of Targee West African Food Supply Inc. by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products.

Consumers who have purchased these products should return them to the place of purchase or discard them.

 
Selected Recent Recalls


Health Professional:

Did you know?
During 2000 there were over
1050 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

Sign-up for SafetyAlerts by Email -
The free internet newsletter that could
some day literally save your life - or
the life of someone you know.

 

The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.