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Royal Sweet Bakery, Inc. Issues an Alert on Uneviscerated Fish
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 18, 2011 - Royal sweet Bakery, Inc at 119 49 street, Brooklyn, NY, 11232 is recalling HERRING IN VEGETABLE OIL FILLING discovered by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors during a routine inspection and subsequent analysis of product by Food Laboratory personnel confirming that the fish was improperly eviscerated prior to processing.
This product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, 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 Agriculture and Markets regulations because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the 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 in swallowing and respiratory paralysis.
The recalled HERRING IN VEGETABLE OIL FILLING comes in a 49.38 oz. plastic tub with date codes of 06.04.2011 and 09.06.2011 and is a product of Russia. HERRING IN VEGETABLE OIL FILLING was sold nationwide.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who have HERRING IN VEGETABLE OIL FILLING are advised not to eat it, but should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-567-7770.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.