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San Link Inc. Issues an Alert on Uneviscerated Vacuum Pack Dried Lesh (Fish).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 26, 2009 – San Link Inc at 54B Marjorie Street Staten Island, NY 10309 is recalling Vacuum Pack Dried Lesh (fish) because the product was found to be uneviscerated.
The recalled Vacuum Pack dried Lesh (fish) was distributed in New York State, New Jersey State and Connecticut State in vacuum pack containers. The Vacuum Pack Dried Lesh (fish) is a product of Russia.
The Vacuum Pack Dried Lesh (fish) was sampled by a New York State Department of Agriculture and Market Food Inspector during a routine inspection. Subsequent analysis of the product by New York State Food Laboratory personnel confirmed that the Vacuum pack dried Lesh (fish) was not properly eviscerated prior to processing.
The sale of unevicerated fish is prohibited under New York State Agriculture and Market regulations because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish. Unevicerated fish have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning.
The product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause Botulism, a serious and potentially fatal food-bourne illness. Symptoms of botulism include blurred or double vision, general weakness, poor reflexes, difficulty in swallowing and respiratory paralysis.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers that have purchased Vacuum Pack Dried Krasnoperka (fish) are advised not to eat it and should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact San Link Inc at 718-967-8244.