US firm issues recall of smoked salmon product over listeria fears

A U.S. smoked fish supplier has issued a recall and has temporarily suspended production due to potential listeria contamination.

Springfield Smoked Fish, of Springfield, Massachusetts, is recalling its one-pound packages of its Pre-sliced Nova Salmon because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious infections in young children, frail, or elderly people, or others with weakened immune systems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a statement.

“This issue was identified after FDA product sampling identified Listeria monocytogenes in the product,” FDA said.

No illnesses have been reported, but Springfield has suspended production of the Pre-sliced Nova Salmon while FDA and the company continue to search for the source of the problem.

The recalled packages were distributed to customers in Rhode Island and Connecticut through retail stores. The recalled Pre-sliced Nova Salmon packages include the number 42173 on the back, and have an expiration date of 22 December, 2017. The UPC code is: 811907018018.

Consumers who have purchased the smoked salmon are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. 


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