Marine Harvest expands salmon recall


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
January 9, 2013

Marine Harvest’s Delifish division is expanding its voluntary salmon products recall, as a precaution amid concerns about listeria contamination.

The company is cooperating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after discovering listeria monocytogenes traces in some of its product last week. The organism only causes minor symptoms such as high fever, headache, stiffness, nausea and diarrhea in healthy adults, it can be fatal in young children, the elderly, or people with compromised immune systems.

The original recall included cold smoked salmon products related to Julian dates 249 to 291. Now, the company is expanding that recall to include Julian dates 235 to 345. The products may have reached stores in California, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Massachusetts, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, along with Puerto Rico. There are a number of UPC numbers associated with the recall, covering products under the Food Service, Royal Fjord, New England Smoked Salmon, Pacific Supreme, Sam’s, Icy Point, Lassco Select, Natural Trimming and Nathan’s brands.

“Listeria control has a very high attention in our company with strict internal standards and routines,” Marine Harvest said in a statement. “We therefore take this issue seriously and are taking these measures to assure that products supplied by Delifish are healthy and safe for our customers and consumers.” 

Consumers who bought a recalled product may return it to the store for a full refund. To learn more, call the company at 1-877-479-8085.

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