Salmolux voluntarily recalls cold smoked salmon products because of a possible health risk.
On May 25, 2013, Salmolux of Federal Way, Washington, voluntarily recalled certain cold smoked salmon products because of potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monoctogenes, 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 as well.
There have been no confirmed illness reported.
Products affected by this recall are:
4 oz Sockeye Nova Lox 10803 Jensen’s Old Fashion Smokehouse 6 33243 24684 5 Frozen
500 g Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon (Nova Lox) 10803 No brand – Food Service No UPC Frozen
4 oz Nova Lox 10803 Raley’s 0 46567 50029 4 Fresh
1 lb Alaskan Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox) 10803 Sea Passion 0 16468 44294 8 Frozen
2 lb Wild Keta Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox) Trim 10803 Sea Passion No UPC Frozen
2 lb Lox Trim 10803 Sea Passion No UPC Frozen
2 lb Sockeye Smoked Salmon Trim 10803 Sea Passion No UPC Frozen
3 oz Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon 10803 Sea Passion 0 16468 44543 7 Frozen
3 lb Smoked Salmon Nova Lox (pre-sliced) 10803 Sea Passion 0 16468 42072 4 Frozen
4 oz Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox) 10803 Sea Passion 0 16468 44305 1 Frozen
8 oz Norwegian Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox) 10803 Sea Passion 0 16468 44328 0 Frozen
4 oz Smoked Sockeye Salmon (Nova Lox) 10803 Sea Passion 0 16468 44900 8 Frozen
A total of 4,930 pounds were distributed in Arizona, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Washington states through retail stores.
The product distributed in Texas was limited to Sea Passion brand, Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon 3 oz.
Salmolux has completed its recall protocol, products are packed in vacuum bags and lot number information is available on the back of the pack.
This recall was a result of a routine sampling program by the FDA which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria.
Salmolux has voluntarily initiated the recall and is continuing its investigation. The company is currently contacting its customers who are affected by this recall.
Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions are asked to contact the company at 253-874-2026. Business hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.