Seven Seas International USA, LLC of St. Petersburg, Florida is recalling its 4 oz. Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon, 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.
The 4 oz. Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon was distributed only in Florida by Publix Grocery stores. The product can be identified by its production code, which is a four digit code printed on the clear vacuum bag that contains the product. The Biltmore Smoked Sockeye product is sold in 4 oz. black printed carton sleeves with the Brand name “Biltmore” printed on the front, containing the smoked sockeye product in a clear vacuum bag, the product is displayed on a gold plate. Only products with Production Code 41CM and a sell by date of 23rd May 2019 are subject to this recall, all other production codes are not part of this recall. The product carries the following UPC code: 007-36211-88774
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the Florida Department of Agriculture, which revealed that some of the finished product samples tested positive for the bacteria. Seven Seas and Publix out of an abundance of caution have decided to voluntarily remove all of the Biltmore Smoked Salmon of this particular production code. All subsequent production codes were tested and found not to contain the bacteria. The FDA and Seven Seas International USA, LLC continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Publix Customers who have purchased this product are being advised not to consume it and return it to the store where it was originally purchased for a full refund.
Specific Information regarding the Biltmore Salmon product sold at Publix affected by this recall:
Product Name: Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon
GTIN #: 007-36211-88774
Lot Code/Best By Date: 41CM/May 23 2019