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Seoul Shik Poom, Inc. Recalls Frozen Salted Yellow Croaker and/or Frozen Dried Yellow Croaker Because of Possible Health Risk


BJ Lee
(908) 810-7230


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- January 23, 2008 -- Seoul Shik Poom, Inc. of Hillside, NJ is recalling the following products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium, which can cause life-threatening illness or death:

Item #


Weight (lbs)

BG1103Bupsungpo) Fz. Salted Yellow Croaker (bag)2.2Lbs
BG1121BPolar) Fz. Dried Yellow Croaker (bag)4.5Lbs
BG1121Polar) Fz. Dried Yellow Croaker (bag)2.2Lbs
BG1122BPolar) Fz. Dried Yellow Croaker (bag)4.5Lbs
BG1124Choripdong) Fz. Yellow Croaker (bulk box)29.73Lbs
BG1124AChoripdong) Fz. Yellow Croaker (bulk box)31.6Lbs
BG1123Choripdong) Fz. Yellow Croaker (bulk box)30.83Lbs

Consumers are warned not to use these products even if they do 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.

Frozen Salted/Dried Yellow Croaker was distributed in New York, New Jersey and Maryland area. It reached consumers through retail stores. This product comes in a clear plastic bag and is individually tied with rope.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased these Frozen Salted/Dried Yellow Croaker products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Seoul Shik Poom, Inc. at (908) 810-7230.


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