Series of Recalls Announced by FDA and FSIS

Broccoli

Several food recalls have been announced in the past few weeks by the FDA, including products like frozen fish and broccoli produced or sold in California.

  • Piccadilly Fine Foods Chicken and Mushroom Pastie – 775 lbs of frozen pasties from Piccadilly Fine Foods of Santa Clara have been recalled because of mislabeling. The product contains egg, which is an allergen. [Source] Allergic reactions to egg may occur within 2 minutes to 4 hours of consuming the product and may include symptoms as mild as gagging and coughing to anaphylaxis. [Source]
  • Taylor Farms Pacific Broccoli – The broccoli was recalled because tests revealed contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, a particularly virulent strain of bacteria. Pregnant women and individuals with weakened immune systems are highly susceptible. The bacteria causes at least 500 deaths annually in the U.S. [Source] Please read the full press release on the FDA Website for a full list of products and symptoms.
  • Pacific American Fish Co. Shishamo Roe Capelin  – Frozen fish imported from Japan has been recalled because of a possibility of contamination with Clostridium botulinum. No illnesses have been reported. Symptoms of infection may include trouble swallowing and difficulty breathing. For a complete listing of product information and symptoms, please read the full FDA press release.

If you have recently consumed these products, and have experienced these symptoms, please contact your physician immediately.

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