October 20, 2018

Smoked Salmon Listeria Recall in Southeastern Florida

Several brands of smoked salmon products produced by MKG Provisions of Miami are being recalled for possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were distributed from January 23 to February 1 at locations listed below.

Recall SignageThe problem was discovered by the Florida Department of Agriculture. In lab tests, finished product tested positive for Listeria. Over the last few months, there have been a string of smoked salmon recalls. Consumers who have purchased smoked salmon recently should carefully check recall information.  At this time, illnesses have not been linked to this recall but Listeria can casue serious, sometimes life-threatening illness.

Symptoms of a Listeria infection, called listeriosis, can take as long as 70 days after exposure to develop. They include high fever, stiff neck, headache and muscle aches. Sometimes these symptoms are preceded by gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Anyone who has eaten smoked salmon and develops these symptoms should see a doctor. Those most at risk are seniors, young children, those with compromised immune systems and pregnant women who may experience mild flu-like symptoms but are at risk of miscarriage or stillbirth.

The recalled products were sold under the UpRiver, Prestige and Legendary brands in vacuum pouches with square stickers bearing the batch/lot number 1768. They were sold at the following locations: Gold Kosher of North Miami Beach, FL; Sally Sherman Salads of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Boca Raton Resort & Club, In Boca FL;  US Foodservice South Florida;  US Foodservice Baltimore; Deer Run of Longwood, FL,;  L’Chaim of Delray Beach, FL;  Prestige Smokehouse of Riviera Beach, FL,; and Best Value of Miami, FL.

The UpRiver brand products under recall include: Norwegian presliced sides In Upriver vacuum pouch bags, UpRiver Scottish pre-sliced sides in UpRiver vacuum pouch bags, UpRiver Brand Trimmings in clear bags in clear vacuum pouch bags, UpRiver Brand Pastrami pre-sliced sides in UpRiver vacuum pouch bags, UpRiver Brand Peppered pre-sliced sides in Up River vacuum pouch bags, UpRiver Brand Tequila/Cilantro pre-sliced sides in UpRiver vacuum pouch bags and UpRiver Brand 4 oz. Nwgn retail packs in UpRiver vacuum pouch bags.

The Prestige brand products under recall include: Prestige Brand Scottish presliced sides in clear vacuum pouch bags, Prestige Brand 16 oz. retail packs in clear vacuum pouch bags, Prestige Brand 4 oz. Irish retail packs in clear vacuum pouch bags, Prestige Brand 4 oz. Nwgn retail packs in clear vacuum pouch bags and Prestige Brand 4 oz. Nova retail packs clear vacuum pouch bags.

Legendary Brand Norwegian pre-sliced sides in legendary vacuum pouch bags is also being recalled. Consumers with questions about the recall can call MKG at 305-835-0171 9-5 EST.

Comments

  1. Mary Malonie says:

    The phone number listed is incorrect. It is 305-835-0717

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