Caviar recalled in the US over bacteria concerns

A U.S. importer is recalling lumpfish caviar products manufactured in Iceland due to bacteria concerns.

New York City, New York-based Roland Foods, LLC initiated a voluntary recall of its red and black lumpfish caviar, manufactured by Iceland-based Ora, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacteria that can cause life-threatening illness or death. 

Production and distribution of the product has been suspended as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Roland Foods continue their investigation as to the source of the problem, Roland said in a press release posted on FDA’s website.

“Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled,” Roland said. However, no illnesses have been reported from the recalled products.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing found that the product experienced a processing issue.

The Red Lumpfish Caviar and Black Lumpfish Caviar, sold in glass jars, was distributed nationwide to retailers and foodservice distributors. 

Photo courtesy of Roland Foods


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