Northwest Wild Products is Issuing a Voluntary Recall on all Canned Seafood Products Because of a Possible Health Risk For Immediate Release, With 0 Comments, Category: Recalls,
Northwest Wild Products is Issuing a Voluntary Recall on all Canned Seafood Products Because of a Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
October 19, 2015
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Northwest Wild Products of Astoria, Oregon is voluntarily recalling ALL canned black cod, salmon, sardines, steelhead, sturgeon, tuna, and Razor clams with any codes starting with “OC” because it has the potential to be contaminated withClostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, 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 common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
All products were sold to consumers in Oregon from our retail store and through mail order. The last date of distribution of recalled products was September 2015. Affected production codes include any codes starting with”OC”. The code can be found on either the bottom or on top of the can. Recalled products are packaged in metal cans with net weight 6.5 oz.
Product Name Net Weight UPC
Pacific Black Cod 6.5 oz. None
Wild Columbia River Coho Salmon- Custom Smoked 6.5 oz. None
Wild Columbia River Coho Salmon 6.5 oz. None
Columbia River Chinook Salmon -Custom Smoked 6.5 oz. None
Columbia River Chinook Salmon 6.5 oz. None
Wild Steelhead Salmon – Custom Smoked 6.5 oz. None
Wild Steelhead Salmon 6.5 oz. None
Oregon Sardines – Mustard 6.5 oz. None
Oregon Sardines – Spicy Tomato 6.5 oz. None
Wild Columbia River Sturgeon – Custom Smoked 6.5 oz. None
Pacific White Albacore Tuna – Custom Smoked 6.5 oz. None
Wild Northwest Razor Clams – Custom Smoked 6.5 oz. None
Wild Northwest Razor Clams 6.5 oz. None
There have been no reported cases of illnesses associated with our products to date.
Northwest Wild Products canned seafood products were made by Skipanon Brand Seafoods LLC and this voluntary recall was initiated after we were notified that that our products were possibly under-processed. The problem was discovered during an inspection at Skipanon Brand Seafoods LLC by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Consumers who have purchased recalled canned seafood products are urged to destroy or return it to the firm for a full refund. If you have any questions, please call Northwest Wild Products at (503) 791-1907 between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm PST, Monday-Friday.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm468000.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.