The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have announced an expanded recall of cold smoked salmon products by Delifish S.A. on Jan. 9. Last year's December 2012 recall of several varieties of cold smoked salmon which affected product lots 249 through 291 for possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, will now include all cold smoked salmon products that were produced during the same period from the product type that yielded the positive detection in the United States.
The expanded recall will now affect product lots 235 through 345.
The affected seafood may have been distributed to states in Calif., N.C., Va., Ohio, Mass., Ill., Fla., Ga., Texas, Del., N.J., N.Y., Pa., Wash. and Puerto Rico through retail stores.
The brands affected in this recall may be viewed at the FDA website.
There have been no reported illnesses or complaints from Delifish S.A. or Marine Harvest USA to date.
Consumers with further questions concerning this recall may call the company at 1-877-479-8085.
"Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women,” according to the FDA.
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