The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a cold smoked salmon recall on Jan. 10. Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets have removed three varieties of cold smoked salmon due to possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.
The Ocean Beauty Seafood recalled the following affected products:
- Nathan’s Nova Salmon, three-ounce package, UPC 7303080368, all sell by dates
- Nathan’s Nova Salmon, eight-ounce package, UPC 7303080369, all sell by dates
- Lascco Smoked Salmon, three-ounce package, UPC 7284001703, all sell by dates
The three affected varieties were distributed to over 200 Giant Food and Martin’s Food grocery stores in Pa., Md., Va., and W.Va.
There have been no reported illnesses or complaint s to date.
Consumers who have purchased the affected product should dispose of the food. They may bring in the purchase receipt back to the store for a full refund.
For anyone who may have further questions concerning this recall, they may contact customer service for Ocean Beauty Seafood at 1-800-368-7699, or Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets at 1-888-814-4268.
Consumers may also go to Giant Food Store’s or Martin’s Food Markets’ websites for more information about the recall and store locations on where to bring the purchase receipt for a full refund.
According to the FDA, “Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.”
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