BORNSTEIN SEAFOODS, INC of Astoria, Oregon is voluntarily recalling ONLY canned salmon, sardines, sturgeon, and tuna with any code 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.
Products were distributed to retail and to internet customers nationwide from the website BORNSTEIN.COM. The last date of distribution of recalled products is 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.Products are packaged in metal cans with net weights ranging from 5.5 oz. to 6 oz.