The botulism blog is a site that provides information about botulism and other types of food poisoning. This blog is intended to be a forum for discussion among the site’s authors and users. The authors of the botulism blog conduct surveillance on matters related to botulism recalls and outbreaks and their impact on individuals and families in different cities, states, and regions.
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Monthly installment of uneviscerated fish recall: W & C International recalling sardines due to possible botulism contamination
W & C International Import Inc. is recalling “Rely” Sardine Anchovies because the product was found to be un-eviscerated. The recalled “Rely” Sardine Anchovies were distributed nationwide in 7.0 oz. plastic packages. The “Rely” Sardine Anchovies are a...
In December, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Bos Fish warned the public not to consume certain Bos brand Herring Fillets because the product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness. The affected...
Over at Outbreak Database, we have been keeping track of foodborne illness outbreaks – small and large – over the last 12 months. Here is one of the more interesting Botulism Outbreaks: Utah State Prison Pruno October 2011 – 12 Ill. Inmates of a Utah State Prison...
A story of a young man temporarily paralyzed by the neurotixin produced by Clostridium botulinum: In 36 hours he went from being a young healthy college student to complete paralysis and being kept alive by tubes and machines. A rare illness almost stole Brent Ocker's life. The U of L...
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland announced the withdrawal of all products produced by Bio Gaudiano, the Italian company that manufactured and distributed botulism-tainted olives that have sickened several people, claiming the life of a woman from Helsinki, Finland. Some of the recalled...
Four Star Import & Distribution Inc, 1075 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11237 is recalling Noya Brand Boyal Dry Fish discovered by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors during a routine inspection and subsequent analysis of the product by New York State...
United Natural Foods previously announced a recall of its black bean tortillas due to potential contamination by clostridium botulinum bacteria. In the previous recall, the affected products were stated as having a product date of 12-7-11. UNF has recently updated its recall,...
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Milford Bay Trout Farm Inc. are warning the public not to eat Milford Bay Smoked Trout Filet, after discovering the product may be contaminated with the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. C. botulinum contains neurotoxins related to the muscular paralysis...
Four Star Import & Distribution Inc, 1075 Flushing Avenue is recalling Munia Brand Churi Dry Fish discovered by New York State Dept. of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors during a routine inspection and subsequent analysis of the product by New York State Food Laboratory personnel...
United Natural Foods, Inc. is recalling selected types of FoodMatch, Inc. Divina Stuffed Olives, because they have 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...