Salmon bacon recall issued by seafood processor

Published on
December 22, 2015

Fearing that a segment of its products could potentially be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum – a bacterium known to cause botulism – the Swinomish Fish Company has decided to recall packages of its Native Catch Salmon Bacon.

The recall includes both traditional and peppered packs of the Native Catch Salmon Bacon with “Best Buy” dates that fall on or between 23 January 2016 and 16 March 2016. The action comes after a routine inspection conducted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) raised concerns that the products were potentially under-processed.

As of now, no illnesses linked to the consumption of the product have been reported. All other offerings associated with the Native Catch product line are not affected or involved in the recall.

The recall has been made with the awareness of the WSDA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said Swinomish, and retail outlets selling the products are being notified to remove the affected date-coded packages from their shelves and warehouses immediately. Potentially contaminated items were shipped to Washington and Florida retail locations between 10 August 2015 through to 11 December 2015, according to an FDA press release.

Specific item codes are as follows:

  • Peppered flavor with UPC: 7 83583 27965 9, packaged in 8 oz. and 14 oz. clear vacuum bag with Best By codes 1/23/16 and 3/16/16.
  • Traditional flavor with UPC: 7 51778 15900 0, packaged in 8 oz. and 14 oz. clear vacuum bags with BEST BY codes 1/23/16 and 3/16/16.

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