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Smoked Salmon Recalled for Listeria Concerns

Trans-Ocean Products of Bellingham, WA is recalling its 4 ounce “transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon” with lot numbers 1280W and 1293W because the fish may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

In its recall announcement, Trans-Ocean Products said it did not produce the product and that the potential for contamination was reported by the manufacturer. The recall is part of a larger call back of smoked fish produced by King & Prince Seafood Corp.of Brunswick, GA, announced earlier.

Trans-Ocean said the recall does not involve any other products produced or distributed by Trans-Ocean Products.

Distribution of the product has been suspended while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Trans-Ocean Products investigate the source of the problem, according to the company. 

No illnesses have been reported. 

The recalled “transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon” 4 ounce packages were distributed to four supermarket chains in six states:  Demoulas Marketbasket in Massachusetts and New Hampshire; Giant Eagle in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio.

The sliced cold-smoked Sockeye salmon is vacuum packaged in a white and green plastic pouch and bears the brand name “transOCEAN.”  The lot number is ink jetted on the back panel of the package, on the right hand margin.

Consumers who purchased “transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon” are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For more information contact Trans-Ocean Products at 800-290-2722 Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST. 

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