October 23, 2016

Massive Smoked Salmon Listeria Recall in 2012 Triggers Lawsuit

After weathering one of the largest seafood recalls in history, Seattle-based Ocean Beauty Seafoods is suing salmon supplier Marine Harvest for $ 2 million in damages, according to undercurrentnews.com. In late 2012, Marine Harvest issued a recall for smoked salmon products from its plant in Chile and distributed throughout the U.S. by Ocean Beauty. The recall triggered a number of recalls of various brands of smoked salmon sold at grocery stores all over the country. Eventually, the recall grew to include 110 days worth of production at Marine Harvest's plant in Chile,  prompted the plant's permanent closure and translated to a loss of $4.4 million for the company. Ocean Beauty says it lost $2 million on the recall and that Marine Harvest has failed to compensate it . Listeria … [Read more...]

Walmart Recalls Frozen Smoked Salmon Products For Listeria

Walmart is among the retailers recalling frozen cold-smoked salmon products made by Salmolux of Federal Way, WA. The products are being recalled for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.  Almost 5,000 pounds of the recalled products were distributed under the brand names Sea Passion, Jensen’s Old Fashion Smokehouse and Raley’s to retail stores in the followings states: AR, AZ, CA, ID, MI, NV, NY, OH, OR, WA . No illnesses have been reported with this recall, however symptoms of listeriosis, which include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, can take months to develop. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage or stillbirth. Young children, seniors and those with … [Read more...]

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. The 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 … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Recalls More Smoked Salmon For Listeria

For the third time in one week, Whole Foods Market is recalling smoked salmon items for possible Listeria contamination.  The most recent recall is for Circle Sea Salmon Lox Trim sold in Oregon and Washington state stores. They include: cold smoked salmon lox trim -- PLU 97629, Bagel Half with Lox Cream Cheese w/Capers – PLU 92811, Whole Bagel with Lox Cream Cheese with Capers – PLU 98437, and Gravlox Cream Cheese Spread – PLU 95307). These products were sold in clear plastic containers or plastic wrapped with the label "Whole Foods Market." The recall includes all products sold before Jan. 29, 2013. On January 26, Whole Foods Market  recalled Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon  in 4 oz packages sold cold smoked and sliced in Whole Foods stores in 12 states: Clorado, Connecticut, … [Read more...]

Smoked Salmon Listeria Recall-A-Thon Continues: Whole Foods 2

Whole Foods Market is expanding its smoked salmon recall for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes to include an additional lot code. The black and gold, flat, rectangular, vacuum-sealed 4 oz packages of Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon with UPC code 0 99482 40880 0  were sold in 18 states: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island Texas, and Utah. The lot codes now included in the recall are 7425A2297A. and 7425A2298B. No illnesses have been reported related to these lot codes. But a sample of the product has tested positive for Listeria. This recall, an expansion of a January 25 recall, is the latest in long string of smoked salmon … [Read more...]

Stop & Shop Recalls Ocean Beauty Seafood Smoked Salmon for Listeria

Stop & Shop Supermarket Company announced today that it removed from sale Ocean Beauty Seafood Lascco Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. There have been no reports of illnesses to date. Giant's, Martin's, King Soopers, City Market, and Ralph's have already recalled this product. The original recall was made on December 15, 2012. The product was sold in 8 ounce packages. The UPC number is 7284001708; all sell by dates are affected. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and potentially fatal illness. The symptoms include high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. Pregnant women may have only mild flu-like symptoms, but listeriosis can cause miscarriage and stillbirth. If you purchased this product, do … [Read more...]

Giant’s, Martin’s Alert Customers to Recall of Ocean Beauty Smoked Salmon

The products include Nathan's Nova Salmon in 3 ounce packages, with UPC number 7303080368; Nathan's Nova Salmon sold in 8 ounce packages with UPC number 7303080369, and Lascco Smoked Salmon sold in 3 ounce packages, with UPC number 7284001703. All sell by dates are recalled. Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, which can be serious or even fatal among those in high risk groups. The bacteria can also cause miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women. The symptoms of a Listeria infection include high fever, severe headache, nausea, and neck stiffness. The symptoms may be very mild in pregnant women. If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Return them to the place of purchase for a refund. For more information, you can call Ocean Beauty Seafood at 1-800-368-7699. You … [Read more...]

Sam’s Club Smoked Salmon Listeria Recall Expands

Listeria concerns have prompted a recall expansion of smoked salmon products sold at Sam’s Club, other stores and food service companies nationwide. Delifish expanded the recall, originally announced December 31, to include all products made during the same time period as the product that originally tested positive for Listeria during routine testing. There have been no other positive tests for the bacteria. Delifish is expanding the recall as a precautionary measure as Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness. Symptoms of an infection from Listeria monocytogenes high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, muscle stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths. The recalled salmon was sold in slices, … [Read more...]

Why is Smoked Salmon Contaminated with Listeria?

There have been several recalls of smoked salmon for Listeria monocytogenes contamination in the past several weeks. There is zero tolerance for only two bacteria in ready to eat foods such as smoked salmon: Listeria and Salmonella. These are foods that are processed in some way, but are eaten without reheating. So why is smoked salmon, more specifically cold smoked salmon, susceptible to bacterial contamination? The FDA has specified processing parameters that are necessary to control pathogenic bacteria presence in smoked fish. Listeria monocytogenes is widely distributed in the environment and occurs naturally in many raw foods. It is present in water bodies; prevalence in river, seawater, and spring water varies from 0 to 62%. Runoff from agricultural areas is associated with the … [Read more...]

King Soopers, City Market, Ralph’s Pull Smoked Salmon

A Listeria recall has prompted King Soopers, City Market and Ralph's stores, which are all owned  by The Kroger Co. of Cincinnati, of  to pull smoked salmon from store shelves. Specifically, the stores have removed 4 oz packages of  LASCCO Cold Smoked Nova Atlantic Salmon (Product of Chile) with UPC # 0 72840 01751 7. The product is one of two being recalled by Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC  which recalled 371 cases of ready-to-eat cold smoked salmon product with the pack code 285 on December 14.  (The other product recalled were 3 oz packages of Nathan’s Brand Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon (Product of Chile)  with UPC 0 73030 80368 2.) The recalled products were sent to retail stores and distribution centers in Arizona, California, Colorado,  Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New … [Read more...]

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