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Salmolux Recalls Cold Smoked Salmon Products Because Of Possible Health Risk



Michelle Cole

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 25, 2013 – Salmolux of Federal Way, WA is recalling its cold smoked salmon products because it has 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 illnesses have been reported.

Products affected by this recall are as follows:

SizeProduct DescriptionLot NoBrandsUPCForm
4 ozSockeye Nova Lox10803Jensen’s Old Fashion Smokehouse6 33243 24684 5Frozen
500 gCold Smoked Sockeye Salmon Tray10803No brand – Food ServiceNo UPCFrozen
4 ozAtlantic Lox10803Raley’s0 46567 50029 4Fresh
1 lbKeta Lox10803Sea Passion0 16468 44294 8Frozen
2 lbKeta Lox Trim10803Sea PassionNo UPCFrozen
2 lbSalmon Lox Trim10803Sea PassionNo UPCFrozen
2 lbSockeye Lox Trim10803Sea PassionNo UPCFrozen
3 ozKeta Retail Box10803Sea Passion0 16468 44543 7Frozen
3 lbAtlantic Salmon Tray10803Sea PassionNO UPCFrozen
4 ozWild Keta Lox10803Sea Passion0 16468 44305 1Frozen
8 ozSalmon Lox Norwegian Style10803Sea Passion0 16468 44328 0Frozen

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.

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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