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Denmark’s deadly Listeria outbreak makes headlines in Poland

A Listeria outbreak involving Poland’s BK Salmon that has sickened four Danes, killing one, since May could have been worse. The Dansk Supermarket Group with 1,500 stores in four countries, but only sold BK Salmon in Denmark. Danish health authorities say the surviving three victims are in very severe conditions and may be terminally ill. According… Continue Reading

FDA finds Listeria in facility; fish company recalls salmon

A New York company is recalling an undisclosed amount of smoked salmon from retailers and restaurants because federal inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes at the company’s production facility. Mt. Kisco Smokehouse of Mt. Kisco, NY, recalled two lots of whole Atlantic smoked salmon and four lots of sliced Atlantic salmon Monday, according to a notice posted… Continue Reading

Loki Fish Co. recalls smoked salmon after Listeria test

Loki Fish Co. of Seattle is voluntarily recalling wild smoked pink salmon after a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes and has stopped shipping and selling all products from the smokehouse that handled the two recalled lots. A random testing program by the Washington State Department of Agriculture discovered the pathogen in a finished product sample… Continue Reading

Scientists Learn How Listeria Grows on Refrigerated Smoked Salmon

One of the dangers of Listeria monocytogenes is that it can grow on food even in the cold temperatures of the refrigerator, although it does grow more slowly at 40 degrees F or less. Studying how foodborne pathogens adapt in different foods and storage conditions could help scientists develop more efficient control strategies and growth inhibitors. One… Continue Reading

Illinois Firm Recalls Smoked Salmon for Possible Listeria Contamination

Vita Food Products of Chicago, IL, has voluntarily recalled 1,878 pounds of Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The product was sent to Hannaford grocery stores in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire; H-E-B grocery stores in Texas, and Publix grocery stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and… Continue Reading

Seattle Smoked Seafood Manufacturer Closed by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently ordered Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse Inc., a processor of smoked fish products in Seattle, WA, to stop processing, preparing, packing, holding and distributing any food at, or from, its facility. Jensen’s processes smoked fish products and distributes or sells them in its retail store, online and through other… Continue Reading

Smoked Salmon Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination

Lochiel Enterprises Limited of Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia, is recalling 56 lbs. of smoked salmon products because of potential Listeria contamination. The recalled products are St. Mary’s River Smokehouses Oven Smoked Salmon Stix, Chili Mango Flavor, in a 4 oz. black Styrofoam tray with an outer sleeve bearing the UPC Code 6 2642510092 9. The recall is… Continue Reading

Ireland Recalls Smoked Salmon for Listeria Contamination

smoked salmon on bagel

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has issued a recall of Clarke’s Fish Exports farmed oak smoked salmon with Clarke’s Fish Exports label as “a precautionary measure” after Listeria was detected in some batches. The affected smoked salmon was supplied to distributors, on-line customers and retail shops and has use-by dates between 19/12/2013 and 08/01/2014. Batch codes FN47700… Continue Reading

Smoked Salmon and Cod Recalled for Botulism Risk

Big Blue Fisheries, LLC, of Sitka, AK, is recalling all of its vacuum-packaged smoked salmon and cod products because they were not properly cooked and may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that cause botulism. The company is encouraging customers to discard the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. The… Continue Reading

How Safe is Home-Smoked Salmon?

As safe as you make it, say the pros

For many salmon anglers, part of the joy of landing the fish is taking it home and smoking it to share with friends. But with recent news about Listeria bacteria, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen, detected on some smoked salmon made by well-known fish producers, the question arises: How safe is home-smoked fish? Fortunately, there’s… Continue Reading