One lot code of 4-ounce Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon — cold smoked and sliced—and sold in stores in 12 states has been recalled by the Austin-based Whole Foods Market because it tested positive for Listeria Monocytogenes. No illnesses have yet been reported.
The recalled sockeye was being sold in Whole Market stores in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, and Utah.
The recalled salmon is sold in black-and-gold, flat, rectangular vacuum-sealed packages; the lot code being recalled is 7425A2298B. The lot code is ink-jet printed on the back of the package, on the upper left side. The UPC code is 0 99482 40880 0.
Whole Foods Market stores have posted signs to notify customers of this recall.
Listeria can cause a sometimes-deadly infection. Symptoms include high fever, severe headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Smoked salmon recalls spiked during the last two months of 2012, and that trend is apparently continuing.
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