The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Dec. 31, a recall of cold smoked salmon by Delifish S.A. Listeria was detected in a few of the recalled batches supplied by the seafood distributor. A nationwide voluntary recall is in effect for product lots 249 through 291 that were manufactured between Sept. 5 and Oct. 17, 2012.
The recalled products affect the following states; Calif., Va., Ohio, Ill., Fla., Ga., Texas., Del., N.J., N.Y., Pa. and Puerto Rico.
Consumers may have already purchased the affected products under the following brand names:
- Black Bear of the Black Forest Smoked Salmon, one pound package
- Food Service Cold Smoked Salmon Trim, one pound package
- Einstein Darn Good, four ounce package
- Food Service Whole Smoked Side, three and one-half ounce package
- Silver Source Smoked Salmon Foodservice, two-three pound smoked fillets
- Royal Fjord Smoked Salmon Toppers, six ounce package
- Royal Fjord Sliced Smoked Salmon Loin, twelve-14 ounce package
- HEB smoked salmon package, four ounce package
According to the FDA, “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.”
There have been no reported illnesses or complaints from Delifish S.A. or Marine Harvest USA to date.
Consumers with further questions including how to return the affected recall product for a full refund can contact the seafood company at 1-877-479-8085.
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