Wednesday, October 28, 2015

28/10/2015: Gilmore Fish smokehouse recalling all canned sturgeon and salmon products due to possible health risk

Gilmore Fish of Dallesport, Washington, USA is voluntarily recalling ALL canned (Gourmet smoked Columbia sturgeon, fresh packed Pacific salmon, gourmet smoked Chinook salmon), Gilmore Fish brand, with any codes starting with "OC" because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that 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.
There have been no reported cases of illness to date.
All products were sold to consumers from our retail store in Dallesport, Washington. The last date of distribution of recalled products was September 2015. Affected production codes include any codes starting with "OC". The code can be found on either at the bottom or on top of the can. Recalled products are packaged in metal cans with net weight 5 oz or 7 oz cans.    


This voluntary recall was initiated after we were notified that our products were possibly under-processed by our contract manufacturer. The problem was discovered during an inspection at Skipanon Brand Seafoods LLC by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Consumers are advised to destroy or return recalled product to Gilmore Fish Smokehouse for a refund.

If you have any questions, please contact Gilmore Fish Smokehouse at 509-767-1650 between 10am and 6pm PST, Monday-Friday or by email to

Read the original notice on the FDA website HERE.

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