Smoked Herring Recall for possible Botulism

Posted on August 25, 2015 by


The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets has posted the following recall.

P. East Trading Corp. Bronx, NY is recalling Salted Smoked Split Herring (May 15, 2015) because the product was found to be uneviscerated.

The recalled Salted Smoked Split Herring was distributed in New York and New Jersey in 18 lbs. wooden boxes. The Salted Smoked Split Herring is a product of Canada.

The sale of this type of fish is prohibited under the 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 have been liked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers that have purchased Salted Smoked Split Herring are advised not to eat it and should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact P. East Trading Corp. at (718) 991-6070.

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