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Salmon caviar recalled due to potential contamination

Sockeye Salmon Caviar is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.

Grained salmon caviar 95g (Sockeye Salmon Caviar) with ‘Best Before Oct 07 2020’ printed on the tin, is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. 

This recall is being made by AWERS, Inc with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.

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. 

Consumers are warned not to use Sockeye Salmon Caviar even if it does not look or smell spoiled. 

The product, which is packed in a metal tin with Cyrillic lettering, was distributed in California, New York, Oregon, Washington and may have been further distributed to other states and Canada.

Sockeye Salmon Caviar product image as published by the FDA.

The product was reviewed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and sent to a lab for testing. The analysis showed a lower than normal salt content, which can foster an anaerobic environment which is necessary to breed the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. No Clostridium botulinum bacteria was detected in the product. 

AWERS has stated to the FDA that no illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers must inform AWERS if they possess any Grained Salmon Caviar 95g tins with the above date printed on it. Customers must ship the remaining affected product back to the firm or destroy it with permission from the company for a full refund.

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