Boiled Horse Mackerel Recalled for Botulism

<"">Botulism concerns have prompted a recall of Boiled Horse Mackerel sold by Bao Ding Seafood of New York, NY. Consumers who have this Boiled Horse Mackerel are advised not to eat it, but should return it to the place of purchase.

Food contaminated with clostridium botulinum an cause life-threatening illness or death. Botulism symptoms can include double or blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, and muscle weakness that starts at the shoulders and moves progressively down the body. Botulism poisoning can also cause paralysis of the breathing muscles, which can lead to death without treatment and respiratory ventilation in about eight percent of cases. Anyone exhibiting botulism symptom should seek immediate medical attention.

The Boiled Horse Mackerel subject to this recall is packaged in a vacuum packed plastic bag, net weight 450g. The product was sold in New York State, and the potential botulism problem was discovered by the New York State Dept. of Agriculture and Market food inspector during a routine inspection. Subsequent analysis of the product by food lab personnel confirmed the fish was not eviscerated prior to processing.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers with questions may contact the Jenny Lin at 212-965-9738.

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