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Listeria Alert Issued for Smoked Salmon

Woodsmoke Provisions is recalling 160 packages (40 pounds) of smoked salmon because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.   In a news release Friday, the company said the problem was noted after routine inspection by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services of Fresh Market Signature Collection Atlantic Smoked Salmon. No illnesses have been… Continue Reading

Smoked Salmon Recalled for Possible Listeria

A New York company is recalling a batch of Norwegian smoked salmon because of potential contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. The Smokehouse of Mamaroneck, NY, said the recalled smoked salmon was sold on March 7, 2011 under the brand Portier Fine Foods in various sized packages, including 4 oz., 8 oz., 16 oz. and random weight sizes,… Continue Reading

Smoked Salmon Recalled in 20 States for Listeria

A Miami company is recalling 600 pounds of smoked salmon from 20 states after routine sampling by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services found that the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. St. James Smokehouse Inc., is recalling its Scotch Reserve Whiskey & Honey Smoked Scottish Salmon. The 4 oz retail packs… Continue Reading

Listeria Spurs Smoked Salmon Recall in Alaska

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has requested the recall of smoked salmon from a Fairbanks producer, saying it found that a shipment contaminated with Listeria. The department has targeted half-pound bags of Santas Smokehouse Cajun-Style Smoked Keta Salmon sold between Aug. 27 and Nov. 6. The department reported that it found the bacterium Listeria… Continue Reading

Evergreen State Seafood Processor Gets FDA Warning

Pickled herring, pickled wild salmon, and smoked salmon—all refrigerated products–from a Washington state seafood processor are all adulterated or impure, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has found. In a Sept. 22 warning letter to Quality Plus Products Inc., located in Bellingham, WA, FDA said the processing company has “serious violations” of the seafood… Continue Reading

Listeria Still Present at NY Fish Company

America’s seafood processing industry seems to still be learning about how to implement Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point plans. This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released five “Warning Letters” to seafood processors that were largely about HACCP failures.  The most serious violations were found in the Brooklyn-based NY Fish Company. For… Continue Reading

Smoke-Flavored Foods May Be Toxic

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says one of the flavorings used to give a smoked flavor to meat and cheese may be toxic to humans. Smoke flavorings can be added to foods to give them a “smoked” flavor, as an alternative to traditional smoking.  Eleven smoke flavorings commonly used in the European Union were… Continue Reading

Smoked Nova Salmon Recalled

Brooklyn, NY-based Service Smoked Fish Corp. Thursday recalled its Brooklyn’s Best brand Smoked Nova Salmon because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have yet been associated with the recall. The Smoked Nova Salmon was distributed in the greater New York area, New Jersey, Connecticut, and the areas of Baltimore, MD, Los… Continue Reading