Seoul Shik Poom, a Hillside, New Jersey, company, recalled frozen, salted, and dried yellow croaker products for potential contamination with clostridium botulinum, the pathogen that causes botulism poisoning, late last week. Products recalled include:
- BG1103 Salted Yellow Croaker (bag) 2.2 lbs
- BG1121B Dried Yellow Croaker (bag) 4.5 lbs
- BG1121 Dried Yellow Croaker (bag) 2.2 lbs
- BG1122B Dried Yellow Croaker (bag) 4.5 lbs
- BG1124 Yellow Croaker (bulk box) 29.73 lbs
- BG1124A Yellow Croaker (bulk box) 31.6 lbs
- BG1123 Yellow Croaker (bulk box) 30.83 lbs
According to the Press of Atlantic City, the yellow croaker products were packaged in clear plastic bags that were individually tied. They were distributed in retail stores in New Jersey, New York, and Maryland. Routine testing revealed the potential for contamination, and no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products.
In a separate recall, Ca Rem #1 Ice Cream, a SeaTac, Washington, business, recalled coconut-flavored popsicles for potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination after sampling conducted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture resulted in a positive test for Listeria. No illnesses associated with the consumption of these products have been identified. According to a report at KIRO TV.com:
The Ca Rem #1 popsicle is sold in 3-ounce un-coded plastic bags, primarily in Asian food markets and restaurants in western Washington and western Oregon.
Consumers who have purchased Ca Rem #1 popsicles should throw out the product and not eat it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 206-720-1887.