Salmon Scare

Only a few months ago, Alaska's $1.5 billion fishing industry expected a good year. The state department of fish and game has been predicting a record catch of up to 135 million salmon. Now the outlook has been shattered. A recall of more than 50 million cans of Alaska salmon is under way. Says Lieutenant Governor Terry Miller: "The situation is very grave. The industry is in serious trouble."

The Food and Drug Administration recall followed the death on Feb. 6 of Eric Malthay of Brussels. Malthay, 27, contracted botulism, a lethal form of food poisoning, after eating a 7¾-oz. can of...

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