Ocean Beauty recalls smoked salmon products
Ocean Beauty Seafoods is voluntarily recalling 371 cases of ready-to-eat cold smoked salmon products sold in the United States due to possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.
The products, made in Chile, are sold under the names, “Nathan’s Brand 3-ounce Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon,” and “LASCCO Cold Smoked Nova Atlantic Salmon 4-ounce,” according to a release from the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA).
The products were distributed to various retailers and distribution centers from 20 November through 12 December. According to the FDA, those locations were in Washington state, Oregon, California, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Conneticuit, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey.
Ocean Beauty has identified the case numbers of the affected products, and informed its retailers and distributors. Customers can identify affected product by looking at the package code date located on the back top-left corner of the package, and looking for the number 285. Consumers are advised not to eat product in these packages, and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
The company discovered the potential for contamination after internal testing. The disease can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people. Even healthy individuals could suffer high fever, severe headache, nausea and other symptoms.
So far, there have been no reports of people contracting the disease.