July 22, 2002
BCN Trading Has Recalled Asian Boy "Frozen
Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that BCN Trading Inc. has
recalled 2,250 pkgs. of uneviscerated processed fish. The product, Asian Boy
"Frozen Steamed Mackerel" was discovered by NYS Dept. of Agriculture &
Markets Food Inspectors during a routine inspection at a retail market in
Rochester, NY. Samples analyzed 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 me 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.
Asian Boy "Frozen Steamed Mackerel" is packaged in uncoded, 2 fish/wicker
basket, inside poly bag, UPC code 8935026010899, product of Vietnam. It was
distributed to markets in NY, Florida, Mass, Conn., NJ.
Consumers who have Asian Boy "Frozen Steamed Mackerel" are advised not to
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers with questions should contact BCN Trading Inc. at 50 Franklin
Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205 at 718-522-3388.