Sea Harvest recalls sauce due to possible health risk
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Sea Harvest Fish Market and
Restaurant in Carmel announced today it is voluntarily recalling cioppino
sauce sold in jars over the counter at its Carmel store as a precaution
due to potential contamination with Clostridium botulinum, which can
cause botulism, a serious and sometimes life-threatening condition.
The voluntary recall covers all
jars of cioppino sauce, regardless of size or date purchased.
Consumers should not consume
these products, even if they appear to be normal, because of the possible
serious health risk.
Consumers who have the affected
products should destroy them or return them to the store for a refund.
No illnesses have been linked to
jars of cioppino sauce sold at the store, and there have been no positive
test results for the pathogen in product sampled.
Sea Harvest took this voluntary
action in the interest of public health because the jars of cioppino
sauce were not manufactured in accordance with processing controls that
may be applicable.
There is no safety concern about
cioppino sauce consumed at the restaurant; the only issue is the canning
Symptoms of botulism poisoning
in humans include 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
Consumers may call Sea Harvest
at 831-626-3626 for further information.
The recall is being undertaken
with the knowledge of the California Department of Public Health,