A New York company is recalling a batch of Norwegian smoked salmon because of potential contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.
The Smokehouse of Mamaroneck, NY, said the recalled smoked salmon was sold on March 7, 2011 under the brand Portier Fine Foods in various sized packages, including 4 oz., 8 oz., 16 oz. and random weight sizes, to retailers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Only Batch Code 066 is affected.
According to a news release, the recall is a precautionary measure, the result of routine sampling by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The company said it has ceased production and distribution of the product as it works with the FDA to investigate what caused the problem.
No Listeria illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall.
The Portier Find Foods Norwegian Smoked Salmon affected by the recall is
Batch Code 066 (which represents Julian date of March 7, 2011). The code number is located on a white label on the rear of gold boards in the clear, vacuum-packed packages. The product was also labeled with an “expires on” date of 3/21 (March 21, 2011). Because the product may be stored frozen, the affected batch (066) may still be in consumers’ homes.
Customers who have purchased Portier Fine Foods Norwegian Smoked Salmon with code 066 should not consume it and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Contact the company at 1-914-630-4788 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT if you have questions.© Food Safety News