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FDA has announced uneviscerated fish alert. N. Y. Fish Brand (cold) Smoked Herring with a code of # 141 by N.Y. Fish Inc. has spurred the recall

While the New York State Department of Agriculture and Market Food Inspectors were conduction routine inspections the Smoked Herring product was discovered to be uneviscerated before processing took place.  It is furthermore stated on the http://www.fda.gov website this recall could possibly be contaminated with Clostridium botulism spores. The spores can cause Botulism which is a serious and could be a fatal food borne illness.

Physical symptoms of botulism are:

1. Difficulty in swallowing

2. General weakness

3. Blurred vision

4. Poor reflexes

5. Respiratory paralysis

At the time of recall and alert, the sold and distributed by N.Y. Fish Inc. Brand Smoked Herring has not had any recorded illnesses regarding this product. The FDA immediate release alert states this product was sold in New York State.