Company Announcement Date: September 20, 2019
FDA Publish Date: September 20, 2019
Product Type: Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement: Potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum
Company Name: Roland Foods, LLC
Brand Name: Roland
Product Description: Red Lumpfish Caviar and Black Lumpfish Caviar
Roland Foods, LLC of New York, New York is initiating a voluntary recall of its red and black lumpfish caviar products, which were manufactured at Ora ehf in Iceland, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the 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.
The Red Lumpfish Caviar and Black Lumpfish Caviar, sold in glass jars, were distributed nationwide to retailers and foodservice distributors across the United States. The UPC code is located on the back of the label, under the bar code.
The following products are subject to the voluntary recall:
No other sizes or lots of red and black caviar or Roland® products are affected by this voluntary recall.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing found that the product experienced a processing issue.
Production and distribution of the product has been suspended as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.