As announced on Monday, Porky Products is recalling its smoked herring. The company initiated the recall of its Salted Smoked Split Herring after discovering that the product might be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Clostridium botulinum is a bacteria which can cause botulism, potentially leading to death. As a Fort Lauderdale Products Liability Lawyer, I am happy to report that there haven’t been any reports of illness as of yet, and hopefully this recall prevents any other potential illnesses.
According to the FDA Porky Products Recall Release, the smoked herring products were “imported from Canada, were distributed in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, North Carolina, Maryland and Pennsylvania through supermarkets.” Fortunately, residents of South Florida do not seem to be at risk, but it is still a scary situation nonetheless. As a Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney, I wanted to discuss this recall because of the seriousness of botulism, which can arise from the contaminant found in the recalled Porky Products Salted Smoked Split Herring. As you can see, the symptoms are very severe, which is why this recall was necessary.
As mentioned in the recall release, botulism can cause “general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms.” Botulism can also potentially be life-threatening so anyone who purchased this product should check the lot number on their package with those that were recalled. From a Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer’s perspective, I hope that this recall can be completed immediately and without causing anyone harm. As always, safety and caution are of the utmost importance when dealing with a defective product recall.