Greenland Trading Corporation of Paterson, New Jersey is recalling AI Rasheed Sardine, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium  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.

AI Rasheed  Sardine was shipped  to retail stores in California,  Florida,  Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

AI Rasheed Sardine is in a vacuum  package with expiration date 3/2017. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The  potential  for  contamination was  noted  after  New  York  State – Department   of Agriculture sampling and analysis.