Smoked salmon recalled over botulism risk
(WENY) – The FDA has issued a recall alert for a type of salmon that might be contaminated with a bacteria that can cause botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning.
Officials say Mill Stream Corp., also known as Sullivan Harbor Farm, of Maine, is voluntarily recalling ten lots of Cold Smoked Salmon because it could be contaminated with the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Costumers are warned not to eat the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
The recalled product was sold in 23 states, including New York and Pennsylvania. It was sold between March 6, 2019 and September 17, 2019 in vacuum sealed packages in the following sizes: whole salmon side, 2 lb., 1 lb., 8 oz., and 4 oz.
The affected product is marked with the following lot numbers marked on the back of the packages: 7049, 7050, 7051, 7052, 7054, 7056, 7058, 7060, 7062, 7066.
Officials say the affected product was sold frozen by Mill Stream Corp., but may have been thawed by retailers before the sale. Products stored in the fridge after thawing have the potential to be contaminated. If you have this product, you should dispose of it immediately even if it doesn't look or smell spoiled.
Botulism 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.
Officials say no illnesses have been reported yet.
Those with questions should contact the company for more information at 207-266-0621.