Seven Seas International salmon recalled over potential listeria contamination
St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A.-based seafood supplier Seven Seas International is voluntarily recalling Giant Food private-label Sockeye Smoked because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled product, which includes 540 cases under only one lot number, was distributed by Carlisle, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.-based Giant Food in the U.S. states of Maryland, Virginia, Washington, Delaware, and the city of Washington D.C.
The issue was discovered through routine regulatory testing conducted by the Maryland Department of Health. No illnesses have been reported.
The refrigerated Giant Brand Wild Caught Sockeye Smoked Salmon, 4 ounces, is packaged in a fully printed cardboard sleeve with a sleeve window to display the fish. Only packages with UPC 68826715832 sold with Lot number R4132 are affected by the recall.
Consumers who purchased the product with Lot code R4132 are advised to immediately discard and discontinue use of the product or return to the place of purchase for a full refund.
The FDA and Seven Seas pledged to continue their investigation into what caused the problem.
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