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Foremost Foods International, Inc. Issues Recall on Certain Tomi Dried Seafood Products

 

Contact:
Eucliff Cheng
909-525-9500 x 138

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 21, 2010 - Foremost Foods, International, Inc. of Pomona, CA, is issuing a voluntary recall on certain Tomi brand dried seafood products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. The products were manufactured by Kien Long Seafood Company Ltd. of Vietnam.

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, 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.

These products were distributed in the States of California, Nevada, and Washington through Seafood City and Manila Seafood retail stores. This recall involves products sold between September 23, 2009 and October 20, 2010. The products are sold in a clear plastic package marked with the specific descriptions listed below:

UPCDescriptionPackSize
00000070187

 

TOMI DRIED BABY SQUID

 

40

 

8 oz

 

79598107170

 

TOMI DRIED GOLDEN THREADFIN BEAM

 

408 OZ
79598107166TOMI DRIED INDIAN MACKEREL408 OZ
79598107164TOMI DRIED TREVALLY408 OZ
00000079922TOMI DRIED SHRIMP FRY404 OZ
79598107175TOMI DRIED TUYO HERRING404 OZ
893509680073DRIED ANCHOVY (KIEN LONG)403.5 OZ
79598107173TOMI DRIED ROUND SCAD408 OZ
79598107179TOMI DRIED MULLET KAPAK408 OZ

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the manufacturer of these products was not in compliance with U.S. FDA food manufacturing standards. There have been no illnesses reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased the above mentioned products are urged to return them to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (909) 525-9500 extension 138 (M-F 9:00AM to 5:00PM).

 

 

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