The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I recall notice for ten lots of Cold Smoked Salmon distributed by Mill Stream Corporation (Sullivan Harbor Farm).

Customers may have purchased the salmon through retail, wholesale and online orders here in Illinois and in the following states: Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Utah, Iowa, Tennessee, Minnesota, Colorado, Florida, Arizona, Wisconsin, Washington, Georgia, Virginia, Michigan and Texas.

The notice comes after a review of laboratory certificates found the salmon may be harboring a potentially deadly bacteria called Clostridium botulinum, better known as botulism.

Customers are advised to dispose of any products that may be affected by Mill Stream Corporation's voluntary recall, even if the product looks and smells normal, states the notice published on November 6. This is because exposure C. botulinum can cause botulism, a type of food poisoning that can lead to hospitalization and even death.

The products being recalled are whole salmon sides sold in vacuum sealed packets between March 6, 2019 and September 17, 2019.

According to the FDA, the salmon comes in four different sizes (2 pounds, 1 pound, 8 ounces and 4 ounces) and carry the lot numbers 7049, 7050, 7051, 7052, 7054, 7056, 7058, 7060, 7062, 7066 on the back of the packaging.


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