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Botulism Risk – Salmon, Tuna, Sturgeon, Clams and Steelhead Recalled

Quinault_logo.gifQuinault Tribal Enterprise of Taholah, WA is recalling all canned seafood products including all Salmons, smoked and non-smoked; Tuna, smoked and non-smoked; Smoked Sturgeon; Minced Razor Clams; smoked Razor Clams; and smoked Steelhead. The canned seafood products are being recalled because they were not adequately processed according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s low-acid canned food regulations. Canned seafood that is not processed following those food safety requirements may be contaminated with harmful microorganisms that can cause serious and possibly life-threatening illness. Consumers are warned not to use the products even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

No illnesses or injuries have been reported to date.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide through distributors and retail stores.

The products are packaged in metal cans in various sizes (5oz, 6oz, 6.5oz, and 7oz) and labeled under the Quinault Pride or Quinault Tribal Enterprises brand. All manufacturing codes are subject to this recall.

This issue was found during FDA inspection at Quinault Tribal Enterprises and Quinault Tribal Enterprises is cooperating with FDA in conducting this voluntary recall.