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K-Fat Inc. Recalls Cooked Mackerel Because of Botulism Fear
Due to the threat of botulism, Brooklyn-based K-Fat Inc., is recalling “Golden Dragon Fish brand Frozen Cooked Mackerel Fish”.
The product was found to be uneviscerated prior to processing.
It was discovered by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors during a routine inspection.
This product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause Botulism, a serious and potentially fatal food-borne illness.
The sale of this type of fish is prohibited under New York State Agriculture and Markets regulations because Clostridium Botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish.
Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning. Symptoms of botulism include blurred or double vision, general weakness, poor reflexes, difficulty swallowing and respiratory paralysis.
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