Smoked salmon recalled over potential botulinum

Published on
February 18, 2019

An Alaskan smoked salmon supplier is recalling its smoked salmon because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.

Smoked Alaska Seafoods, Inc. in Wasilla, Alaska, U.S.A., is recalling all jars and cans of Smoked Silver Salmon in 6.5-ounce containers with the production code of AL81111133 on the bottom.

The Smoked Silver Salmon was sold to distributors throughout the state of Alaska, primarily in gift stores in the Anchorage and Fairbanks area. Smoked Alaska Seafoods’ flexible retortable pouches are not affected by the recall, however.

Clostridium botulinum is a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said in a press release. 

“Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled,” DEC said.

No illnesses have been reported to date, according to DEC. 

The recall was initiated as a result of an independent audit paid for by Smoked Alaska Seafoods, Inc. A review of the thermal processing records determined the recalled lot did not receive the prescribed thermal process and was therefore underprocessed. 

“Consumers should destroy the product, return it to the place where purchased for a refund or contact Smoked Alaska Seafoods, Inc. for a refund or replacement,” DEC said.

Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

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