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Royal Seafood Baza Inc. Recalls Dried Roach (Fish) Due to Possible Health Risk

 

Contact:
Royal Seafood Baza Inc.
718-318-1888

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 19, 2007 -- Royal Seafood Baza Inc, located at 50-01 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, New York is recalling packages of "Dried Roach" (Fish) because the product may be contaminated with Clostridium Botulinum, 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 Department of Agriculture and Markets regulations because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than in any other portion of fish. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning. Symptoms of botulism include blurred or double vision, general weakness, and poor reflexes, difficulty swallowing and respiratory paralysis.

The recalled "Dried Roach" (Fish) was distributed to Net Cost Market stores located in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The product comes in clear plastic pouches of various weights with a product code 20.03.08. It is product of Latvia.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who have "Dried Roach" (Fish) are urged to return it to the place of purchase for full refund. Consumers with questions should contact the company at 1-888-776-3958.

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Photo: Dried Roach (Fish)

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