City officials in Japan used an emergency loudspeaker to recall four packages of blowfish meat after a fifth contained the fish’s deadly liver. The loudspeaker is mainly used in emergency situations like earthquakes and other disasters, but the blowfish meat was just as life threatening.
Five packages of the meat were sold in the city and only one contained the liver. The rest were recalled after realizing the others could be contaminated. Health authorities found that the store the five packages were sold from had been selling the liver of a specific blowfish for years with no health problems reported.
The fish, known as fugu, is naturally an expensive winter delicacy, but requires a license to prepare because of the dangers of mishandling. The liver of the fish is mostly toxic and banned from being sold. The good news is, no one has died, so it’s a good sign that officials have contained the toxic meat.
Source: CBS News