For Immediate Release
October 16, 2015
As a follow up to the recall issued by Skipanon Brand Seafoods, Pacific Oyster Company d/b/a The Fish Peddler of Bay City, Oregon, is voluntarily recalling canned tuna, salmon, and smoked salmon (any code starting with "OC" located under the can) that was sold at its restaurant/retail store, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
Botulism can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision, trouble with speaking or swallowing, difficulty breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension, and constipation. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
There have been no reported cases of illness to date.
The products being recalled were distributed only at the Fish Peddler restaurant/retail store in Bay City, Oregon. The products are under the “Pacific Seafood” label and can be identified as 6 oz cans of “Premium Solid White Albacore Tuna,” 6.5 oz cans of “Pacific Salmon,” and 6.5 oz cans of “Smoked Pacific Salmon.”
|Premium Solid White Albacore Tuna||6 oz||any code starting with “OC” under the can|
|Pacific Salmon||6.5 oz||any code starting with “OC” under the can|
|Smoked Pacific Salmon||6.5 oz||any code starting with “OC” under the can|
The voluntary recall is being initiated due to a lack of documentation and possible under-processing at Skipanon Brand Seafoods (custom processor for Pacific Oyster Company). The problem at Skipanon Brand Seafoods was discovered during an inspection by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This recall is being made with the knowledge of the FDA and the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA).
Consumers are advised to throw away or return recalled product to the company. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 503-905-4446 between PST 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or by email to email@example.com.