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New Yorkers Warned Not To Eat Fish That May Contain Botulism

Consumers in upstate New York are being warned not to eat "Smoked Kuta Fish and Boney Fish (Herring)" sold by the African Carribean Market at 1415 N. Clinton Ave., Rochester, because the organs were not removed from the product.

The "Smoked Kuta Fish and Boney Fish (Herring)" was sold in the Rochester and Syracuse areas of New York State, and was offered for sale refrigerated, in un-coded, unlabeled polybags.

Uneviscerated (organs not removed) fish is prohibited under state Department of Agriculture and Markets’ regulations because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the organs than any other portion of the fish. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of Botulism poisoning.

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