Salmonella:  Shore Lunch brand fish breading and batter mix is under nationwide recall in Canada because of possible Salmonella contamination.

No illnesses in Canada had been reported.

Two flavors of Shore Lunch brand breading and batter mix are included in the recall. Consumers and retailers should look for the following label information to determine if they have recalled product in their possession:

  • Shore Lunch “Fish Breading/Batter Mix – Cajun Style” in 255 gram packages with a product code of 1064828, a date code of 1/18/2018 and a UPC number of 0 24739 19363 5; and
  • Shore Lunch “Fish Breading/Batter Mix – Original Recipe” in 255 gram packages with a product code of 1064839, a date code of 1/17/2018 and a UPC number of 0 24739 19362 8.

Anyone who has eaten or handled any of the recalled mixes recently and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure to the pathogen.

Symptoms can include fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.

Listeria:  The Danish public were placed on alert over the weekend after one person died and at least three others were taken ill after eating smoked salmon, thought to be affected with Listeria.

Stores and suppliers throughout Denmark are now recalling stocks to try to contain the outbreak. The Danish Authority said the salmon came from a single factory in Poland which has been supplying the country for some time.

Tests have shown that only two or three packets of smoked salmon were infected.

All the casualties are thought to be elderly, the age group most vulnerable to this type of food poisoning.

It can take up to three weeks from a person eating listeria infected food to symptoms of the illness starting to show up.

Listeria is a food borne infection usually found in chilled or cold stored products with a long shelf life that are eaten without additional heat treatment. Listeria can also spread to other foods stored in a refrigerator.