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Quinault fish plant conditions lead to FDA recall (January 25, 2012)

In Uncategorized on January 25, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Before a federal inspection forced a recall last spring of almost 27,000 cans of fish processed at a Quinault Nation plant, Quinault Vice Chairman Andrew Mail ate 36 cans of the stuff.

He didn’t get botulism. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the recall may have avoided a food-poisoning outbreak. FDA lab tests showed that faulty seals and cooking irregularities allowed dangerous microorganisms to grow in canned and smoked salmon, sturgeon, razor clams and tuna processed at the plant. Investigators also wrote in a November warning letter that they found rodent and bird droppings, cat hair, feathers and insect larvae there.

 

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