Smoked Herring Sold in NC Recalled for Possible Food Poisoning Risk

Smoked Herring Sold in NC Recalled for Possible Food Poisoning Risk
February 13, 2015

Moscahlades Bros Inc. is recalling Hellas Golden Double Smoked Herring because it could be contaminated with clostridium botulinum.

The recall was issued after a routine inspection by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that the herring was uneviscerated.

Uneviscerated fish could harbor botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, which 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 symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

Hellas Golden Double Smoked Herring was sold in retail stores in Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New York and New Jersey.

The herring i vacuum packed in clear plastic packaging with a white label. Two lots are affected by the recall: LOT# L180314F33, Production date 18/3/14, Best Before 18/3/15 and Lot# L141014F33, production date is 14/10/2014, Best Before 14/10/2015.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled herring are urged to return the product at the place of purchase. The FDA warns consumers should not to eat the fish even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

For more information, consumers can contact the company at 973-881-1960.