Salmolux recalled certain of its cold smoked salmon products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogene. This organism 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.
Approximately 4,930 pounds of the product were distributed in AZ, CA, ID, MI, NV, NY, OH, TX, and WA states through retail stores. The product distributed in Texas was limited to Sea Passion brand, Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon, 3 oz. The product is packed in vacuum bags and lot number information is on the back of the pack.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by FDA which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. Salmolux voluntarily initiated the recall and is continuing its investigation. The company is currently contacting its customers who are affected by this recall.
Products affected by this recall include specific lots of Jensen’s Old Fashion Smokehouse brand Sockeye Nova Lox; wholesale Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon (Nova Lox); Raley’s brand Nova Lox; and Sea Passion brand Alaskan Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox), Wild Keta Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox) Trim, Lox Trim, Sockeye Smoked Salmon Trim, Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon, Smoked Salmon Nova Lox (pre-sliced), Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox), Norwegian Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox), and Smoked Sockeye Salmon (Nova Lox).
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See also Medical Law Perspectives, July 2012 Report: Foodborne Illness: When Grabbing a Bite Can Be Deadly