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More Cold Smoked Salmonella Recalled Due to Listeria

Salmolux of Federal Way, WA is recalling its cold smoked salmon products because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No illnesses have been reported.

Products affected by this recall are as follows:

Size Product Description Lot No Brands UPC Form
4 oz Sockeye Nova Lox 10803 Jensen’s Old Fashion Smokehouse 6 33243 24684 5 Frozen
500 g Cold Smoked Sockeye Salmon Tray 10803 No brand – Food Service No UPC Frozen
4 oz Atlantic Lox 10803 Raley’s 0 46567 50029 4 Fresh
1 lb Keta Lox 10803 Sea Passion 0 16468 44294 8 Frozen
2 lb Keta Lox Trim 10803 Sea Passion No UPC Frozen
2 lb Salmon Lox Trim 10803 Sea Passion No UPC Frozen
2 lb Sockeye Lox Trim 10803 Sea Passion No UPC Frozen
3 oz Keta Retail Box 10803 Sea Passion 0 16468 44543 7 Frozen
3 lb Atlantic Salmon Tray 10803 Sea Passion NO UPC Frozen
4 oz Wild Keta Lox 10803 Sea Passion 0 16468 44305 1 Frozen
8 oz Salmon Lox Norwegian Style 10803 Sea Passion 0 16468 44328 0 Frozen

Products, a total of approximately 4,930 lb, were distributed in AR, AZ, CA, ID, MI, NV, NY, OH, OR, WA states through retail stores.

Product is packed in vacuum bags and lot number information is on the back of the pack.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by FDA which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. Salmolux has voluntarily initiated the recall and is continuing its investigation. The company is currently contacting its customers who are affected by this recall.