PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Health has announced that Mill Stream Corp. (Sullivan Harbor Farm) of Hancock, Maine, is recalling 10 lots of Cold Smoked Salmon that have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
The smoked salmon products were sold and distributed in several states, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, between March 6 and Sept. 17 in vacuum sealed packages in the following sizes: whole salmon side; 1 and 2 pound; and 4 and 8 ounces. The lot numbers on the back of the packages are 7049, 7050, 7051, 7052, 7054, 7056, 7058, 7060, 7062 and 7066.
Botulism is a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, muscle weakness, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention. No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers with questions can contact the company at 207-266-0621, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.