More Canned Seafood Recalls Issued for Botulism Risk

More Canned Seafood Recalls Issued for Botulism Risk October 16, 2015 — Recalls have been issued by two seafood canning companies that used products made by Skipanon Seafood that may pose a risk of botulism, according to the FDA.

No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalls were issued after FDA inspectors became concerned about under-processed products that might be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.

Garibaldi Cannery Recall

The Garibaldi Cannery LLC has issued a recall for all cans with any code starting with “OC.” The products were distributed in Oregon and shipped nationwide. The last date of distribution was in September and the products have a 2018 expiration date.

Recalled products include:

  • Albacore tuna
  • Albacore tuna bellies
  • Jalapeno albacore tuna
  • Smoked albacore tuna
  • Garlic albacore tuna
  • Pacific salmon
  • Smoked pacific salmon
  • Silver salmon
  • Chinook salmon

Ecola Seafoods Recall

Ecola Seafoods Inc. has also issued a recall for all canned salmon or tuna with any code starting with “OC.” The products were distributed in Oregon until September 2015, with an expiration date in 2018.

Recalled products include:

  • Albacore tuna
  • Smoked albacore tuna
  • Coho salmon
  • Smoked Coho salmon
  • Chinook salmon
  • Smoked Chinook salmon

What is Botulism?

Botulism is a rare but life-threatening paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Symptoms may include double-vision, blurred vision, dropping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness.

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