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The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that Boiled Horse Mackerel, has been recalled because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death.

The FDA warns consumers not to use the product even if it doesn’t appear to be spoiled.

Botulism is a rare, but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin that is produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. The botulinic toxin is a very powerful nerve toxin that acts by blocking nerve function and can lead to respiratory paralysis.

To date, oo illnesses have been reported in connection with this problem. Consumers who have Boiled horse Mackerel are advised not to consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase.

Consumer with questions may contact the Jenny Lin at 212-965-9738.

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