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Three More Seafood Retailers Recall Skipanon Products

Three More Seafood Retailers Recall Skipanon Products

October 22, 2015 — Three more seafood retailers in Oregon and Washington have recalled canned tuna and salmon made by Skipanon that might be under-processed.

No reports of botulism or illness have been linked to any of the recalls. The recalled products can be identified with codes beginning with “OC.”

Additional recalled products include:

  • Brigham Fish Market: 6-oz canned Chinook salmon and smoked salmon.
  • The Spot: “Spot-On” brand Chinook salmon and tuna (garlic, jalapeño, smoked, etc.) sold at a retail store in Garibaldi, Oregon.
  • VIS Seafoods: Bellingham, Washington-based retailer recalling all canned salmon and smoked salmon (Coho, King, Sockeye) sold at their retail store and online.

FDA inspectors were concerned about a lack of documentation and under-processing at Skipanon. Under-processed canned foods can potentially be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that causes botulism.

Although rare, botulism is a severe illness that can cause paralysis and death. According to the FDA, symptoms may include general weakness, dizziness, double-vision, trouble speaking or swallowing, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, abdominal distention, and constipation.

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