Recall -- Firm Press Release
FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.
The Smokehouse LLC Recalls One Batch Of Portier Fine Foods Norwegian Smoked Salmon Because Of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 29, 2011 -The Smokehouse LLC of Mamaroneck, New York, is conducting a voluntary recall of PORTIER FINE FOODS Norwegian Smoked Salmon of various size packages including 4 oz., 8 oz., 16 oz. and random weight sizes, Batch Code 066 only, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is 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.
PORTIER FINE FOODS Norwegian Smoked Salmon with code 066 was distributed and sold on March 7, 2011 to retailers in NY, NJ, CT.
Batch Code 066 (represents Julian date of March 7, 2011) is located on a white label on the rear of gold boards, which are in clear, vacuum packed packages. This is the only batch code affected. The product was also labeled with an “EXPIRES ON” date of 3/21 (3/21/11). Since the product may be stored frozen, the likelihood exists that the affected code (066) may still be available in consumers’ homes.
Please note that NO Listeria illnesses have been linked to any product produced by The Smokehouse LLC.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The company has ceased production and distribution of the product as both the FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem. We are taking this action as a precautionary measure and are working with the FDA.
Consumers who have purchased PORTIER FINE FOODS Norwegian Smoked Salmon with code 066 should not consume it and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-914-630-4788 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA'sFlickr Photostream.