The California Department of Public Health is reporting that cold smoked salmon is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. There is no word on whether or not any illnesses have been reported. Illnesses caused by this bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear.
The recalled products are Cold Smoked Salmon Deli Trays and Cold Smoked Salmon Trim produced by Certified Smoked Fish of Gardena, California. The lot number is #188 and other codes are CS300 on the trays, and CST50 on the trim. The product was produced on 7/7/2015.
You can see the stores where the salmon was sold by visiting the CDPH web site. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a sealed bag or return got the place of purchase for a full refund. Then wash your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution, since Listeria bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperatures.
If you ate any of this recalled product, monitor yourself for the symptoms of listeriosis for the next 70 days. Those symptoms include stiff neck, headache, loss of balance, confusion, upset stomach, diarrhea, and flu-like fever and muscle aches. Pregnant women can suffer miscarriage and stillbirth if they have a Listeria infection, even though their symptoms are mild. If you do exhibit these symptoms, see your doctor as soon as possible.