Florida company recalls smoked salmon after test finds Listeria monocytogenes
Seven Seas International USA LLC of St. Petersburg, FL, is voluntarily recalling 295 cases of Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon because Listeria monocytogenesmay be present in some product.
The salmon was sold at Publix markets. There is concern that consumers may have the product in their homes because it doesn’t expire until April 14.
The issue was discovered through routine regulatory testing conducted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, according to a company recall notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Consumers who have purchased this product with the below lot code are being advised not to consume it and to return it to the store where it was originally purchased for a full refund.
Only packages sold prior to March 14 with a lot code of R4058 printed on the clear plastic film packages are affected by this recall.
Customers who have additional questions or concerns may contact Seven Seas International USA LLC at 888-627-5668 or visit their website at www.7siusa.com.
Consumers can identify the recalled salmon by looking for the following label information:
Product Name: Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon
GTIN #: 007-36211-88774
Lot Code/Best By Date: R4058/April 14 2023
About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled salmon and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.
Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.
Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.
Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
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