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Arko Foods International Recalls Angelina Brand Smoked Roundscad
Because Of Possible Health Risk
Arko Foods International
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 31, 2011 - Arko Foods International of Los Angeles, CA is recalling Angelina Brand Smoked Roundscad, 8oz packs, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to consume the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
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.
Angelina Brand Smoked Roundscad was distributed in California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, New York, Texas, Maryland, and Florida through retail stores, supermarkets, and wholesale distributors.
The product is in 8 oz bags with header indicating Angelina brand which were distributed to the market from 2009 to January 2011.
The product is imported from the Philippines and is uneviscerated. It may have the potential to cause Botulism. However, note that no illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers who have purchased and who still has Angelina Brand Smoked Roundscad in stock are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers who have questions may contact the company at (323) 257-1888 from Monday to Friday at 9am to 6pm (Pacific Standard Time).
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.