UPDATED: Three More Recalls Issued for Skipanon Seafood Products Due to Botulism Risk
Last week, Skipanon Brands Seafood announced that it would be recalling its products after the discovery of clostridium botulinum in certain lots. This dangerous organism can cause botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning. Soon after the announcement, two other companies announced recalls for products purchased from the Skipanon.
This week, Pacific Oyster Company and Bornstein Seafoods have followed suit and recalled products due to fears of contamination.
The recall from Pacific Oyster Company includes products sold at The Fish Peddler, a restaurant/retail store in Bay City, Oregon. The potentially tainted items are sold under the Pacific Seafood label and can be identified as 6 ounce cans of Premium Solid White Albacore Tuna, 6.5 ounce cans of Pacific Salmon, and 6.5 ounce cans of Smoked Pacific Salmon. All recalled products bear a code that starts with OC.
Bornstein Seafoods is an Oregon distributor that distributes to retail and to internet customers nationwide. The last date of distribution of recalled products is 09/15/2015. For a full list of the potentially affected products from this firm, see the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) release.
Symptoms of botulism include 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 with the potentially affected items are advised to throw them away or return the recalled product to the company.
Customers with questions about the recall can contact Pacific Oyster Company at (503) 905-4446 and Bornstein Seafoods at (503) 325-6164.
Update:Northwest Wild Products of Astoria, OR has also issued a recall for Skipanon products potentially contaminated with clostridium botulinum. Products subject to the recall are all canned black cod, salmon, sardines, steelhead, sturgeon, tuna, and Razor clams with any codes starting with OC. For a full list of products and net weights, see the FDA release.
To date, there are no reported cases of illness.
Customers with questions about the recall can contact Northwest Wild Products at (503) 791-1907.