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Recall: Whole Foods recalls wild Alaskan smoked salmon due to Listeria

Recall: Whole Foods recalls wild Alaskan smoked salmon due to Listeria

Credit: U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration

by KVUE.com


Posted on January 30, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 30 at 9:46 PM

Whole Foods Market is recalling one lot code of Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (4 oz), cold smoked and sliced, because it may contain Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause a sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

According to a press release by the FDA, healthy individuals may suffer short term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

The recalled items were sold in stores in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, and Utah.

The recalled salmon is sold in black-and-gold, flat, rectangular vacuum-sealed packages.

The lot code being recalled is 7425A2298B.

The lot code is ink-jet printed on the back of the package, on the upper left side.

The UPC code is 0 99482 40880 0.

No illnesses have been reported. A sample of the product tested positive for listeria.

Customers should dispose of the product in the garbage and wash their hands immediately to avoid any potential cross-contamination.

Full refunds will be given at the store. Customers with questions may call 512-542-0060, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central.

Click here for more information on the FDA website.