Last week the Food and Drug Administration posted a press release from Woodsmoke Provisions, LLC announcing that it is voluntarily recalling 160 packages (40 pounds) of the Fresh Market Signature Collection Atlantic Smoked Salmon because they may potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The company said the problem was noted after routine inspection by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services of the Fresh Market Signature Collection Atlantic Smoked Salmon product.
As Food Safety News reported on April 23, 2011, the recalled smoked salmon is in 4 oz. plastic packages with lot code 1459/2 and the UPC code 737094000370. It was manufactured Jan. 15, 2010 and distributed and sold only in a limited number of The Fresh Market stores in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee.
Fortunately, no illnesses have been reported; however, consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 404-355-5125, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST).