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Bangladeshi Freshwater Fish Recalled Because Of Salmonella Contamination

Asia Cash & Carry Inc. in Maspeth, New York, is recalling 34 cases of CROWN FARMS brand “KESKI” Frozen Fish (Bangladeshi Freshwater Fish) in 300gm packages with production code JULY 2008 because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

CROWN FARMS brand “KESKI” (Bangladeshi Freshwater Fish) Fish was distributed to retail stores in NY, NJ, and MA.

The KESKI Frozen Fish was imported from Bangladesh, and distributed in cases containing vacuum-packed 300-gram packages with a production date of JULY 2008, expiration date JUNE 2010, and UPC code 5060065431145. There are 32 Blocks -300 gram packages per case.

No illnesses associated with the recall have yet been reported.

 Salmonella is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonellaoften experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

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