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UPDATE - Salmolux Voluntarily Recalls Cold Smoked Salmon Products Because of Possible Health Risk


(253) 874-2026

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

SizeProduct DescriptionLot NoBrandsUPCForm
4 ozSockeye Nova Lox10803Jensen’s Old Fashion Smokehouse6 33243 24684 5Frozen
500 gSmoked Wild Sockeye Salmon (Nova Lox)10803No brand – Food ServiceNo UPCFrozen
4 ozNova Lox10803Raley’s0 46567 50029 4Fresh
1 lbAlaskan Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox)10803Sea Passion0 16468 44294 8Frozen
2 lbWild Keta Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox) Trim10803Sea PassionNo UPCFrozen
2 lbLox Trim10803Sea PassionNo UPCFrozen
2 lbSockeye Smoked Salmon Trim10803Sea PassionNo UPCFrozen
3 ozWild Alaskan Smoked Salmon10803Sea Passion0 16468 44543 7Frozen
3 lbSmoked Salmon Nova Lox (pre-sliced)10803Sea Passion0 16468 42072 4Frozen
4 ozSmoked Salmon (Nova Lox)10803Sea Passion0 16468 44305 1Frozen
8 ozNorwegian Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox)10803Sea Passion0 16468 44328 0Frozen
4 ozSmoked Sockeye Salmon (Nova Lox)10803Sea Passion0 16468 44900 8Frozen

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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