Recall of Roland red and black lumpfish caviar
The potential for botulism was noted after routine testing found that the product experienced a processing issue.
Roland Foods, LLC of New York, is recalling its red and black lumpfish caviar products, which were manufactured at Ora ehf in Iceland. The products are potentially contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which 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 general weakness, dizziness, double-vision, trouble with speaking or swallowing, breathing difficulties, weakness of muscles, abdominal distension and constipation. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
The red lumpfish caviar and black lumpfish caviar, sold in glass jars, were distributed nationwide to retailers and food service distributors across the US.
Consumers who have purchased products from Roland Foods LLC are advised to contact the company and request information about the affected UPC codes. The UPC code is located on the back of the label, under the bar code.
Production and distribution of the product has been suspended as the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) and Roland Foods LLC continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.