Salmolux recalls cold smoked salmon products because of possible health risk

(WXYZ) - Salmolux of Federal Way, WA is recalling its cold smoked salmon products because of possible Listeria contamination.

The products may be tainted with 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.

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.

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.

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 253.874.2026 (Business hours: Mon-Fri 7:30-4:30 PST).  You can see the complete list of recalled items by visiting http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm354001.htm


 

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