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Smoked Salmon Recalled Due to Listeria Illnesses

Spence & Co Ltd, Brockton MA, a smoked salmon company is voluntarily recalling New York-Style Nova Lox, 4oz, Code/Lot: 9720704 due to an abundance of caution because of possible contamination by 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 fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant woman.

The recall affects a total of 1,563 packs of Spence & co Ltd New York Style Nova Lox Lot 9720704.

The recalled product is identified and distributed as follows:

Through Distributors in IL, MO, NJ, MA and in the Detroit area between 9.26.12 and 10.5.12

It has also been distributed to the following retail stores:

Earthfare: AL, NC, GA, SC, TN, FL & OH between 9.28.12 and 10.5.12.

Shaws Supermarkets: New England on 9.28.12. (expiration date 10.21.12)

Roche Bros: MA on 9.26.12 (expiration date 10.19.12).

Fresh Markets: In FL, GA, KY, IL, AL, AZ, OH, TN, SC, VA, IN, MI, OK & KS.

Two possible product related illnesses have been reported, the bacterium was discovered during routine sampling.