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Spence & Co issues A Voluntary Recall of Smoked Salmon 8oz Trim & Wellsley Farms 16oz Nova lot no. 6704701 Because of Possible Health Risk



Jean McClain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 22, 2012 – Spence & Co Ltd, Brockton MA, a smoked salmon company is recalling Wellsley Farms brand 16oz Nova Lot: 6704701 and Spence & Co brand 8oz Smoked Trim Lot: 6704701 due to an abundance of caution because of possible contamination by 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 fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant woman.

The recalled product is identified and distributed as follows:

BJ’S Wholesale Club, Wellsley Farms brand 16oz Nova in Florida, N. Carolina, Georgia,
Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York & Ohio on 6.13.12.

Spence & Co Ltd brand 8oz Smoked Salmon Trim distributed to Krogers and King Soopers in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado, Wyoming & Utah between 6.22.12 and 6.29.12.

The recall affects 576 packs of Wellsley Farms 16oz  Nova batch 6704701 and 119 packs of Spence & Co Ltd  8oz Smoked Salmon Trim.

No illnesses have been reported. The bacterium was discovered during routine sampling.

Consumers who have purchased either product should get in touch with the place of purchase for a full refund or contact the consumer number:508-427-5577, Monday thru Friday between 9am and 5pm EST.


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