VIS Seafoods is Issuing a Voluntary Recall on All Canned Salmon Products Because of a Possible Health Risk, With 0 Comments, Category: Recalls,
VIS Seafoods is Issuing a Voluntary Recall on All Canned Salmon Products Because of a Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
October 21, 2015
Firm Press Release
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Vis Seafoods of Bellingham, WA is voluntarily recalling ALL canned salmon and smoked salmon with any codes starting with “OC” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that 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.
There have been no reported cases of illness to date.
All products were sold to consumers from our retail store in Bellingham, Washington and sold to internet consumers from the website visseafoods.com. 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 at the bottom or on top of the can. Recalled products are packaged in metal cans with net weight 5.5 oz and 6.0 oz.
Product Name Net Weight UPC
Wild Coho Salmon 6.0 oz. 6 10041 40004 4
Wild Smoked Coho Salmon 6.0 oz. 6 10041 40001 3
Wild King Salmon 6.0 oz. 6 10041 21001 8
Wild Smoked King Salmon 5.5 oz. 6 10041 20001 9
Wild Sockeye Salmon 6.0 oz. 6 10041 10002 9
Wild Smoked Sockeye Salmon 5.5 oz. 6 10041 10001 2
This voluntary recall was initiated after we were notified 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 are advised to destroy or return recalled product to Vis Seafoods for a refund.
If you have any questions, please contact Vis Seafoods at 360-647-0207 between 10am and 6pm PST, Monday –Friday or by email to [email protected]
* 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/ucm468555.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.