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Krasniy Oktyabr Inc. Recalls Herring of Special Ambassador "7 Uzlov" Due to Possible Health Risk


Krasniy Oktyabr Inc.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Brooklyn, NY -- August 7, 2007 -- Krasniy Oktyabr Inc., located on 60-20th Street, Brooklyn, NY is recalling packages of Herring of the Special Ambassador "7 Uzlov" because the product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, 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 swallowing and respiratory paralysis.

The recalled Herring "7 Uzlov" was distributed to retail stores in NYC. The product comes in metal round containers, 1.3 kg, UPC code: 4-60556-000153. It is a product of Russia.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have Herring of the Special Ambassador "7 Uzlov" are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact the company at 1-718-858-6720.


Photo: Herring of the Special Ambassador (7 Uzlov)

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