The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have announced a smoked salmon recall on Jan. 25. Whole Foods Market has recalled cold smoked Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon products due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.
Whole Foods Market initiated the recall after a sample of the product tested positive for listeria.
The recall affects one lot code of the 4oz packages containing the smoked salmon.
The affected pre-sliced salmon were sold in stores in Colo., Conn., Fla., Idaho, Kan., Maine, Mass., N.J., N.M., N.Y., R.I. and Utah. The UPC code is 099482408800.
Consumers should dispose of the affected product and thoroughly wash their hands to avoid potential cross-contamination. Return the affected product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
No illnesses or complaints have been reported to date.
Consumers may call the company with any questions at 512-542-0060, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central time.
According to the FDA, “Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause a sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer short term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.”
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