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Scientists Learn How Listeria Grows on Refrigerated Smoked Salmon

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Listeria in Smoked Salmon: Examining the Risk

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Listeria monocytogenes bacteria detected in some ready-to-eat smoked salmon samples sparked a rash of recalls in recent months, with major fish producers such as Ocean Beauty, Marine Harvest and Pacific Seafood Group, plus retail giants including Whole Foods Market, Walmart and Ralph’s, getting caught in the recall net. But no outbreak of illnesses prompted these… Continue Reading

Cold Smoked Salmon Recalled in Ten States for Listeria

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Salmolux of Federal Way, Washington is recalling its cold smoked salmon products over concerns about Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness,… Continue Reading