Salmon Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination.
Following the recent Listeria and Salmonella (https://cms.ibtimes.com/ice-cream-safe-eat-fda-finds-listeria-salmonella-20-ice-cream-production-facilities-2788252) investigation at several ice cream production facilities by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a possible Listeria contamination has also forced the recall of (https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/seven-seas-international-usa-llc-recalls-biltmore-smoked-sockeye-salmon-because-possible-health-risk) Seven Seas International USA, LLC's sockeye salmon. The recalled salmon was sold at Publix Grocery stores throughout Florida.
The recall affects Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon packaged in 4-ounce black-printed carton sleeves with a four-digit product code of 41CM that appears on the clear vacuum bag that holds the fish. It has a sell by date of 23rd May 2019 and contains the brand name Biltmore on the front of the package, featuring the product on a gold plate. UPC code for the affected salmon is 007-36211-88774.
Labels of the recalled salmon can be viewed (https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/seven-seas-international-usa-llc-recalls-biltmore-smoked-sockeye-salmon-because-possible-health-risk) here .
Consumers that have purchased the recalled salmon should not consume the product. They should return it to the Publix Grocery store where they purchased it for a full refund.
Questions about the recall can be directed to Seven Seas from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET at 1-888-627-5668 or by visiting their website at (http://www.7siusa.com) www.7siusa.com.
Consumers that contract Listeria can suffer serious and, in some instances, fatal infections. Young children, elderly adults, and those with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to severe illness from the contamination. Other healthy consumers may have symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. The bacteria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
The contaminated salmon was discovered during routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture. Both Seven Seas and Publix have voluntarily removed the product "out of an abundance of caution."
Seven Seas has not received any reports of illness from the recalled salmon to date. An investigation into the cause of the contamination is ongoing by the FDA.
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|Publication:||International Business Times - US ed.|
|Date:||May 15, 2019|
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