April 8, 2008 — /FDA/ — Grand Supercenter, Inc. of Lyndhurst, NJ is recalling the following product because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death.
HC Fresh Frozen Salted Croaker
Net. Wt.: 16.9 oz (480 g)
Item # HC 0500402
Expiration Date: Aug 02, 2009
Consumers are warned not to use this product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
Botulism, 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, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension, and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
HC Fresh Frozen Salted Croaker was distributed through H Mart stores including H Mart and Super H Mart in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Texas area.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine inspection. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased the HC Fresh Frozen Salted Croaker product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Grand Supercenter, Inc. at 201-507-9900.