SAINT ALBANS, NY (WCMH) – Six varieties of soup sold by Island Soups Company are being recalled due to potential contamination of the bacteria that causes botulism.
The following products are affected:
- GUNGO PEAS SOUP, NET WT. 16OZ
- GUNGO PEAS SOUP NO MEAT, NET WT. 16OZ
- RED PEAS SOUP, NET WT. 16OZ
- RED PEAS SOUP NO MEAT, NET WT. 16OZ
- MANNISH WATER, NET WT. 16OZ
- FISH SOUP, NET WT. 16OZ
All products are coded BEST BEFORE dates July 2015 through June 2018
According to the Food and Drug Administration, botulism is a potentially fatal form of food poisoning and 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.
There have been no reports of illness.
All of the affected products were sold online. They are packaged in 16oz glass jars with white lids and a white plastic with brown lettering safety seal.
FDA inspection of the establishment revealed that the company does not have valid process schedules or process documentation to ensure that these soups products have been sufficiently processed to prevent the growth of Clostridium botulinum.