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VIS Seafoods is Issuing a Voluntary Recall on All Canned Salmon Products Because of a Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

October 21, 2015





Vis Seafoods of Bellingham, WA is voluntarily recalling ALL canned salmon and smoked salmon with any codes starting with “OC” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that 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, 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.

There have been no reported cases of illness to date.                  

All products were sold to consumers from our retail store in Bellingham, Washington and sold to internet consumers from the website  The last date of distribution of recalled products was September 2015.  Affected production codes include any codes starting with “OC”.  The code can be found on either at the bottom or on top of the can.  Recalled products are packaged in metal cans with net weight 5.5 oz and 6.0 oz

Product NameNet WeightUPC
Wild Coho Salmon6.0 oz.6 10041 40004 4
Wild Smoked Coho Salmon6.0 oz.6 10041 40001 3
Wild King Salmon6.0 oz.6 10041 21001 8
Wild Smoked King Salmon5.5 oz.6 10041 20001 9
Wild Sockeye Salmon6.0 oz.6 10041 10002 9
Wild Smoked Sockeye Salmon5.5 oz.6 10041 10001 2

This voluntary recall was initiated after we were notified that our products were possibly under-processed.  The problem was discovered during an inspection at Skipanon Brand Seafoods LLC by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

Consumers are advised to destroy or return recalled product to Vis Seafoods for a refund.

If you have any questions, please contact Vis Seafoods at 360-647-0207 between 10am and 6pm PST, Monday –Friday or by email to


Product Photos

  • Vis Seafoods, Wild Sockeye Salmon, 6 oz., 6 10041 10002 9
  •  Vis Seafoods, Wild Coho Salmon, 6 oz., UPC 6 10041 40004 4
  • Vis Seafoods, Wild Smoked Coho Salmon, 6 oz., 6 10041 40001 3 
  • Vis Seafoods, Wild King Salmon, 6 oz., 6 10041 21001 8
  • Vis Seafoods, Wild Smoked Sockeye Salmon, 5.5 oz., 6 10041 10001 2
  • Vis Seafoods, Wild Smoked King Salmon, 5.5 oz., 6 10041 20001 9

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