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Seafood Food Poisoning

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Food poisoning from seafood is usually caused by toxins. Shellfish paralytic food poisoning is very common. The Symptoms can begin half an hour after eating and include tingling, numbness, and temporary paralysis. Neurotoxin poisoning can lead to slurred speech, diarrhea, and vomiting.

Mariscos Negro Durazo, Broadway, Chula Vista, San Diego, CA, USA

Type: Poisoned
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting Other Fever Bloating
“I went out with a friend to eat seafood and she came home super bloated but I got intense bloating, diarrhea, vomiting, malaise and a low grade fever ”
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David's Catfish House Crestview, North Ferdon Boulevard, Crestview, FL, USA

Type: Poisoned
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea
seafood platter. Ate 6-26-20. Symptoms came on less than 24hr later. I have the exact symptoms of food poisoning. I was the only one that ate and I'm the only one sick. I haven't been exposed to anything else. ”
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Seafood, Warren, MI, USA

Type: Poisoned
Symptoms: Diarrhea
“Diarrhea after eating seafood boil ”
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

Mis Moles Restaurant, 3661 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL, USA

Type: Report
“Report date: Jun 22, 2020
3. Management, food employee and conditional employee; knowledge, responsibilities and reporting
- comments: no employee health policy on premises. Instructed manager must provide an employee health policy on premises. Priority foundation 7-38-010. No citation issued.

5. Procedures for responding to vomiting and diarrheal events
-... See More comments: no vomit and diarrhea cleaning procedure on premises. Instructed manager must provide a vomit and diarrhea cleaning procedure with all required equipment. Priority foundation 7-38-005. No citation issued.

10. Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
- comments: hand washing sink located in the basement prep/dish washing area unable to drain. Sink found completed clogged. Instructed to use additional hand washing sink located in the rear basement prep room and repair sink to properly drain waste water. Priority foundation violation 7-38-005. No citation issued.

10. Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
- comments: no hand washing signage for any of the prep/dish hand washing sinks. Must provide.

15. Food separated and protected
- comments: observed raw animal origin eggs stored inside the walk-in cooler directly on top of prepared foods and on upper shelving above assorted prepared foods such as cooked beans. Eggs removed. Priority violation 7-38-005. No citation issued.

16. Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized
- comments: observed the low temperature chlorine sanitizer dish washing machine not dispensing chlorine sanitizer after several attempts. 0 ppm chlorine. Machine tagged held for inspection and must not use until repaired, properly dispenses sanitizer and c. D. P. H. Contacted for re-inspection and tag removal. Priority violation 7-38-025. No citation issued.

16. Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized
- comments: observed the high temperature dish washing machine not properly operating and sanitizing at adequate temperature. Machine was noted being plugged in with water in its internal washing reservoir. Machine tagged held for inspection and must not use until repaired, properly reaches a sanitizing temperature of 180f on the external gauge and c. D. P. H. Contacted for re-inspection and tag removal. Priority violation 7-38-025. No citation issued.

23. Proper date marking and disposition
- comments: observed refrigerated tcs foods without expiration dates no longer than 7 days on labels. Instructed manager refrigerated, ready-to-eat, tcs food, prepared on site and held 24 hours must have expiration dates on labels. All foods discarded. Priority foundation 7-38-005. No citation issued.

25. Consumer advisory provided for raw/undercooked food
- comments: menu does not disclose and inform consumers the specific menu items that are raw or under cooked a potential hazard of consuming such food. Foods such as raw seafood ceviche and seared tuna. Instructed to provide a consumer advisory that discloses and reminds consumers of such items. Priority foundation violation 7-38-005. No citation issued.

37. Food properly labeled; original container
- comments: all bulk food and spice containers must be properly labeled with the product common name.

38. Insects, rodents, & animals not present
- comments: no current pest control log book or service reports available for review on premises. Last pest control service report on premises dated 3-20-19. Instructed to have a licensed pest control co. Service establishment and provide all required documentation for review including a current copy of the pest control state of illinois license. Priority foundation violation 7-38-020(c). No citation issued.

45. Single-use/single-service articles: properly stored & used
- comments: all stored items throughout the basement storage areas must be elevated from the floors.

47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
- comments: must not use milk crates as a means of elevation throughout the premises. Shelving must allow floors to be accessible for cleaning and monitoring.

47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
- comments: must not use porous bricks and blocks of raw wood to prop up plumbing under the basement two compartment prep sink.

47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
- comments: box freezers throughout basement must not be stored under waste water piping.

47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
- comments: missing lid for the bar ice bin. Must provide a lid.

47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
- comments: torn rubber door gasket on the kitchen two door cooler. Must replace.

48. Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained & used; test strips
- comments: no quaternary chemical test strips on site for the quaternary sanitizer being used at the three compartment sink. Must provide quaternary chemical test strips to monitor sanitizing levels. Priority foundation violation 7-38-005. No citation issued.

48. Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained & used; test strips
- comments: no irreversible registering temperature indicators available for the high temperature dish washing machine on premises. Priority foundation violation 7-38-005. No citation issued.

49. Non-food/food contact surfaces clean
- comments: must not use cloth towel for liner in basement prep areas. All shelving throughout must be smooth and cleanable.

49. Non-food/food contact surfaces clean
- comments: food encrusted, rusty table top can opener in the basement prep area must be cleaned/replaced.

51. Plumbing installed; proper backflow devices
- comments: backflow prevention device not located at ice machine water line. Instructed manager must provide/make visible a backflow prevention device for ice machine. ----must provide a backflow prevention device on the basement utility service sink with noted threaded nozzle for hose attachment.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: all unused equipment, outdoor grill, wood pallets, cut tree logs and debris piled on the rear patio/garbage corral must be removed from the premises to prevent rodent harboring.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: painted brick walls throughout several areas of the basement food prep areas and dry food storage with peeling, damaged paint/brick. Must repair all to be smooth and cleanable. -----must provide a smooth cleanable ceiling above the basement ice machine.

56. Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used
- comments: missing light shield above the basement wooden prep table. Must replace.

57. All food employees have food handler training
- comments: no proof of training or food handler certificates for any employees. Must provide.

58. Allergen training as required
- comments: no proof of allergen training or certificates for any city of chicago certified food mangers. Must provide.

Source: chicago.gov
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Carnicerias Jimenez, 4204 W North Ave, Chicago, IL, USA

Type: Report
“Report date: Jun 22, 2020
16. Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized
- comments: observed small amounts of black, mold like substance on plastic shield inside lower portion of ice machine (near restaurant). Must detail clean and sanitize. Must maintain same.

21. Proper hot holding temperatures
- comments: observed tcs foods... See More at improper temperatures inside the hot holding unit on the sales floor of the grocery. Found cooked whole chickens and chicken and rice meals ranging in temperatures from 111. 2f - 120. 0f. Instructed must keep hot tcs foods at 135f or more at all times while in hot holding unit. Operator voluntarily discarded denatured foods during inspection. Priority violation 7-38-005. No citation issued.

22. Proper cold holding temperatures
- comments: observed tcs foods at improper temperatures inside 2 door (seafood) cooler at deli counter. Found tilapia @ 48. 2f; shrimp @ 47. 9f; and crab legs @ 47. 0f. Found cooked steak @ 460f in kitchen walk in. Instructed all tcs foods must be held @ 41f or less at all times while in refrigeration. Operator voluntarily discarded denatured foods during inspection. Priority violation 7-38-005. No citation issued. Combined with above violation 3-501. 16(a:1)

23. Proper date marking and disposition
- comments: observed no labels on prepped tcs foods in coolers and walk-in coolers throughout facility. Must properly label all prepped tcs foods with discard date no more than 7 day from preparation date. All items labeled during inspection. Priority foundation violation 7-38-005. No citation issued.

33. Proper cooling methods used; adequate equipment for temperature control
- comments: observed 2 glass door seafood cooler unable to maintain proper temperature. Ambient air temperature @ 53. 6f inside cooler. Instructed must maintain temperature of 41f or less inside all refrigeration. Operator removed cooler from deli counter during inspection. Priority violation 7-38-005. No citation issued.

47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
- comments: observed heavily soiled cutting boards with deep groves in meat cutting cooler room. Must resurface or replace cutting boards.

48. Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained & used; test strips
- comments: observed large plastic containers (in walk in cooler in basement) too large to fully submerge in existing 3 compartment sinks to properly wash, rinse and sanitize. Instructed must eliminate large plastic containers too large to fit in existing 3 compartment sinks; or replace existing sinks with basins large enough to accommodate all utensils; or provide an approved method (and demonstrate) to properly wash, rinse and sanitize all utensils.

49. Non-food/food contact surfaces clean
- comments: observed excessive ice accumulation inside walk in freezer in rear of grocery, behind restaurant. Must defrost, clean and sanitize. Must maintain same.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: observed pooling clear water on floor of meat walk in cooler in basement. Must keep clean and dry. Must maintain same. Observed heavily stained ceiling tiles in basement prep area. Must replace.

Source: chicago.gov
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

Festival Foods, University Avenue, Green Bay, WI, USA

Type: Poisoned
Symptoms: Vomiting Bloating Loss of Appetite Stomach Pain
“Trident seafoods imitation crab. I ate a handful of the imitation crab that afternoon. Shortly after I wasn’t feeling to good. So I went to bed. The next Day I had no appetite, that evening I got a really bad stomach ache and felt very bloated. Next thing I know,... See More I’m vomiting like a waterfall for 10 min. Then was unable to sleep the rest of the night. Today, day three I’m feeling a little better. Not much of an appetite but on the upside. 
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

Seafood, Mississauga, ON, Canada

Type: Poisoned
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting
Seafood Ordered through a friend who is a chef ”
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

The Spot, Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX, USA

Type: Poisoned
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting
“Me and my son were sick for a week with vomiting and Diarrhea. My son had to go to ER. We went fishing and Ate there for lunch. Two days later we sick as a dog with vomiting and diarrhea. Found out we had intestinal bacteria infection from the seafood.... See More Wow what a horrible experience.
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

Kapitan Gimmo, Mindanao Avenue, Novaliches, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Type: Poisoned
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting Other
“Food poisoning from Seafoods
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

Trident Seafoods Imitation Crab Supreme Style - recalled due to May contain undeclared egg white

Type: Recall
“Company name: Trident Seafoods
Brand name: Gordon Choice
Product recalled: Imitation Crab Supreme Style
Reason of the recall: May contain undeclared egg white
FDA Recall date: June 22, 2020
Recall details: Trident Seafoods is recalling Gordon Choice® Imitation Crab Supreme Style, because it may contain undeclared egg white. People who... See More have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses or allergenic reactions have been reported to date.

Product subject to the recall was distributed in the following states: AL, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, WI, WV through Gordon Food Service distribution and Gordon Food Service Stores. Gordon Choice® Imitation Crab Supreme Style is packed in vacuum-sealed plastic 40-ounce packages. Each package is marked with a lot code, and the recall is limited to the following lot codes: M828803, M904202, M916303, and M935004, M016004.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered through internal product and label review that product containing egg white was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of eggs. Consumers who have purchased Gordon Choice® Imitation Crab Supreme Style are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-866-413-4749, or by email to ConsumerAffairs@tridentseafoods.com.  

Check the full recall details on fda.gov

Source: FDA

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