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, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
No illnesses have been reported yet, according to the company press release distributed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday.
Products affected by this recall are as follows:
|Size||Product Description||Lot No||Brands||UPC||Form|
|4 oz||Sockeye Nova Lox||10803||Jensen’s Old Fashion Smokehouse||6 33243 24684 5||Frozen|
|500 g||Cold Smoked Sockeye Salmon Tray||10803||No brand – Food Service||No UPC||Frozen|
|4 oz||Atlantic Lox||10803||Raley’s||0 46567 50029 4||Fresh|
|1 lb||Keta Lox||10803||Sea Passion||0 16468 44294 8||Frozen|
|2 lb||Keta Lox Trim||10803||Sea Passion||No UPC||Frozen|
|2 lb||Salmon Lox Trim||10803||Sea Passion||No UPC||Frozen|
|2 lb||Sockeye Lox Trim||10803||Sea Passion||No UPC||Frozen|
|3 oz||Keta Retail Box||10803||Sea Passion||0 16468 44543 7||Frozen|
|3 lb||Atlantic Salmon Tray||10803||Sea Passion||NO UPC||Frozen|
|4 oz||Wild Keta Lox||10803||Sea Passion||0 16468 44305 1||Frozen|
|8 oz||Salmon Lox Norwegian Style||10803||Sea Passion||0 16468 44328 0||Frozen|
Products, a total of approximately 4,930 lb, were distributed in AR, AZ, CA, ID, MI, NV, NY, OH, OR, WA states through retail stores.
Product is packed in vacuum bags and lot number information is on the back of the pack.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by FDA which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. Salmolux has voluntarily initiated the recall and is continuing its investigation. The company is currently contacting its customers who are affected by this recall, according to the release.