True Taste LLC, Kenosha, Wis., is recalling it’s vacuum-packaged Hot Smoked Rainbow Trout, Hot Smoked Whitefish, Hot Smoked Herring, Hot Smoked Mackerel, Hot Smoked Salmon Steak, Cold Smoked Mackerel, and Cold Smoked Whitefish because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.
The recalled product is vacuum packaged and can be identified with either the True Taste label in California and Illinois or the Lowell Foods label in Illinois. This recall includes all production dates beginning on 01/01/2012 through current. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.
The potential for contamination was identified after routine samples collected by the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection found that the product did not meet the 3.5% minimum requirement for water phase salt. The sample analysis reported water phase salt concentrations of 2.2% (hot smoked white fish); 3.0% (hot smoked herring); and 3.4% (hot smoked rainbow trout).