Listeria concerns prompt salmon smoker to recall products from 13 states

Concern over a potential listeria contamination has prompted Brooklyn, New York-based salmon smoker OLMA-XXI, Inc. to recall two of its fish products from retailers and warehouses in 13 states.

According to an announcement from the U.S. Food and Agriculture Administration, the potentially contaminated products had been distributed between December 2015 and October 2016 to retail locations in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California, Virginia, Florida, Connecticut, Texas, Illinois, Georgia and Washington.

The products in question, both of which come packaged in plastic vacuum-sealed bags, include the following:

  • Premium Norwegian Salmon Smoked, Sliced 8 oz (227g), UPC #856687004288, lot #606002 – Best by 23 February, 2017
  • Salmon, Turbot, Butterfish Smoked, Sliced 8 oz (227g), UPC #856687004448, lot #529910 – Best by 20 October, 2016

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Food Safety, discovered the presence of Listeria monocytogenes during a routine sampling program. No illnesses have been reported in relation to the contaminated products.


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