A positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes spurred A & E Distribution Inc. to recall an unspecified amount of marinated salmon packaged as Fjord Laks brand Gravlax.
The Jan. 30 recall notice indicated the salmon had only been distributed to retailers in the province of Quebec. No illnesses had been reported in connection to the salmon at the time the recall was initiated, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
The CFIA is advising consumers to check their homes for the “Fjord Laks Gravlax – Marinated Salmon (Dill sauce included)” in 165 gram packages with any “Best Before” date up to and including Feb. 14. The packages have various universal produce code numbers.
“Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.” according to the CFIA.
The agency warns that food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make people sick.
Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.
This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
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