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Porky Products Inc. Recalls Salted Smoked Split Herring (Bloaters)
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
FAX (818) 509-9572
400 Port Carteret Drive
Carteret, NJ, 07008
FAX (732) 969-6079
Monday to Friday; 9AM to 5PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 2, 2011 - Porky Products of Carteret, NJ is recalling Salted Smoked Split Herring (bloaters) 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 attention.
The Salted Smoked Split Herring (Bloaters), were distributed in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, North Carolina, Maryland and Pennsylvania through Supermarkets.
The product is in 18lb boxes with a lot # of 274 10 which were distributed to the market from April 14-28, 2011.
The product is imported from Canada and is uneviscerated. It may have the potential to cause botulism. However, note that no illnesses have been reported to date.
Customers who have purchased and who still have this product in stock are urged to return it to Porky Products Inc. for a full refund. Customers who have questions may contact their Porky Sales Rep.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.