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Wasilla seafood company recalls canned salmon for possible botulism-causing bacteria

A Wasilla-based seafood company is recalling containers of its smoked silver salmon that may be contaminated with deadly bacteria.

The recall includes all 6.5 ounce jars and cans of smoked silver salmon sold by Smoked Alaska Seafoods, Inc., the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation announced in a Friday statement. The containers are marked with the production code “AL81111133," and may contain the bacteria that causes botulism, a potentially life-threatening illness.

“Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled,” the agency said in the statement.

The canned salmon was sold throughout the state, but primarily in gift stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks, officials said.

No illnesses had been reported as of Friday.

The announcement came as state health officials investigate a spate of illnesses and one death in Nome linked to possible botulism from a fermented beluga whale flipper.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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