Another Listeria recall to report (no, cantaloupe is not the only Listeria tainted food making headlines this fall). Trans-Ocean Products Inc., a Bellingham, Washington company, is recalling its 4-ounce “transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon” with lot numbers 1280W and 1293W due to Listeria contamination. The effected “transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon” 4-ounce packages were distributed to: Demoulas Marketbasket in Massachusetts and New Hampshire; Giant Eagle in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio.
The product is sliced cold-smoked Sockeye salmon. It is vacuum packaged in a white and green plastic pouch and bears the brand name “transOCEAN.” The lot number is ink jetted on the back panel of the package on the right hand margin.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this contamination.
The potential for contamination was reported to Trans-Ocean Products by the manufacturer of the product. The item was not produced by Trans-Ocean Products and this recall does not affect any other products produced or distributed by Trans-Ocean Products.
Distribution of the product has been suspended while the FDA and Trans-Ocean Products investigate the source of the problem.