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UPDATE-Salmolux Voluntarily Recalls Cold Smoked Salmon Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Published on Saturday, 01 June 2013 00:29

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 31, 2013 - This is a clarification update to the Salmolux press release announcing its voluntary recall of certain cold smoked salmon products. This update does not add to the total pounds recalled, but merely adds clarifications on description of products and one more UPC code only.On May 25th, 2013, Salmolux of Federal Way, WA, voluntarily recalled certain of its cold smoked salmon products, described below,because of 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.No confirmed illnesses have been reported.Products affected by this recall are as followsSizeProduct DescriptionLot NoBrandsUPCForm4 ozSockeye Nova Lox10803Jensen’s Old Fashion Smokehouse6 33243 24684 5Frozen500 gSmoked Wild Sockeye Salmon (Nova Lox)10803No brand – Food ServiceNo UPCFrozen4 ozNova Lox10803Raley’s0 46567 50029 4Fresh1 lbAlaskan Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox)10803Sea Passion0 16468 44294 8Frozen2 lbWild Keta Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox) Trim10803Sea PassionNo UPCFrozen2 lbLox Trim10803Sea PassionNo UPCFrozen2 lbSockeye Smoked Salmon Trim10803Sea PassionNo UPCFrozen3 ozWild Alaskan Smoked Salmon10803Sea Passion0 16468 44543 7Frozen3 lbSmoked Salmon Nova Lox (pre-sliced)10803Sea Passion0 16468 42072 4Frozen4 ozSmoked Salmon (Nova Lox)10803Sea Passion0 16468 44305 1Frozen8 ozNorwegian Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox)10803Sea Passion0 16468 44328 0Frozen4 ozSmoked Sockeye Salmon (Nova Lox)10803Sea Passion0 16468 44900 8FrozenProducts, a total of approximately 4,930 lb, were distributed in AZ, CA, ID, MI, NV, NY, OH, TX, WA 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.Product is packed in vacuum bags and lot number information is on the back of the pack.The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by 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 questions may contact the company at 253.874.2026 (Business hours: Mon-Fri 7:30-4:30 PST).### 
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