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Asia Cash and Carry Recalls Crown Farms Brand "Keski" Fish Because of Possible Health Risk


Ryhan Babu


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 8, 2009 -- Asia Cash & Carry Inc. in Maspeth, New York, is recalling 34 cases of CROWN FARMS brand “KESKI” Frozen Fish (Bangladeshi Freshwater Fish) in 300gm packages with production code JULY 2008 because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

CROWN FARMS brand “KESKI” (Bangladeshi Freshwater Fish) Fish was distributed to retail stores in NY, NJ, and MA.

The KESKI Frozen Fish was imported from Bangladesh, and distributed in cases containing vacuum-packed 300-gram packages with a production date of JULY 2008, expiration date JUNE 2010, and UPC code 5060065431145. There are 32 Blocks -300 gram packages per case.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall is the result of sampling by the US Food and Drug Administration, which revealed that the finished product contained the bacteria. The company had partially distributed the entry prior to FDA’s findings.

Consumers who have purchased CROWN FARMS brand Bangladeshi Freshwater Fish (KESKI) with production date of JULY 2008 and expiration date JUNE 2010 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-894- 2505, Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm EDT.


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