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Grand Supercenter, Inc. Recalls Frozen Salted Croaker Because of Possible Health Risk


Vinny Kim


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 1, 2008 -- Grand Supercenter, Inc. of Lyndhurst, NJ is recalling the following product because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium, which can cause life-threatening illness or death.

HC Fresh, Frozen Salted Croaker,
Net. Wt.: 16.9 oz (480 gram),
Item # HC 0500402,
Expiration Date: Aug 02. 2009

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.

HC Fresh Frozen Salted Croaker was distributed through H Mart stores including H Mart and Super H Mart in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Texas area.

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

Consumers who have purchased these HC Fresh Frozen Salted Croaker products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Grand Supercenter, Inc. at 201-507-9900.


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