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UPDATE - Salmolux Voluntarily Recalls Cold Smoked Salmon Products Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 31, 2013 - This is a clarification update to the Salmolux press release announcing its voluntary recall of certain cold smoked salmon products. This update does not add to the total pounds recalled, but merely adds clarifications on description of products and one more UPC code only.
On May 25th, 2013, Salmolux of Federal Way, WA, voluntarily recalled certain of its cold smoked salmon products, described below,because of the potential to be contaminated 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 confirmed illnesses have been reported.
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||Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon (Nova Lox)||10803||No brand – Food Service||No UPC||Frozen|
|4 oz||Nova Lox||10803||Raley’s||0 46567 50029 4||Fresh|
|1 lb||Alaskan Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox)||10803||Sea Passion||0 16468 44294 8||Frozen|
|2 lb||Wild Keta Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox) Trim||10803||Sea Passion||No UPC||Frozen|
|2 lb||Lox Trim||10803||Sea Passion||No UPC||Frozen|
|2 lb||Sockeye Smoked Salmon Trim||10803||Sea Passion||No UPC||Frozen|
|3 oz||Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon||10803||Sea Passion||0 16468 44543 7||Frozen|
|3 lb||Smoked Salmon Nova Lox (pre-sliced)||10803||Sea Passion||0 16468 42072 4||Frozen|
|4 oz||Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox)||10803||Sea Passion||0 16468 44305 1||Frozen|
|8 oz||Norwegian Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox)||10803||Sea Passion||0 16468 44328 0||Frozen|
|4 oz||Smoked Sockeye Salmon (Nova Lox)||10803||Sea Passion||0 16468 44900 8||Frozen|
Products, a total of approximately 4,930 lb, were distributed in AZ, CA, ID, MI, NV, NY, OH, TX, WA states through retail stores. The product distributed in Texas was limited to Sea Passion brand, Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon, 3 oz.
Salmolux has completed its recall protocol.
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.
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).
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