October 3, 2012 – This week, Costco Wholesale announced a nationwide recall of smoked salmon products that have the potential be contaminated with salmonella, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. To date, at least 85 cases of salmonella food poisoning in the U.S. – as well as over 200 cases in the Netherlands – have been linked to the recalled salmon. Signs and symptoms of salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) may include nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, and diarrhea (which may be bloody or watery).
Salmon Recall Update 1/25/13: Whole Foods Market is now recalling Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon sold at locations around the country because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Products affected by this recall were distributed to Whole Foods Markets in the following states: Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, and Utah. Click here to learn more.
Free Costco Smoked Salmon Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) after eating Costco Smoked Salmon included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this recall affects the following products:
- Foppen Norwegian Smoked Salmon Slices (12 ounce packages)
- Kirkland Signature Norwegian Imported Smoked Salmon (two 12 ounce packages)
This recall was initiated after the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment determined that contaminated salmon had been traced back to Foppen, a dutch company that sells fish to Costco stores in the United States. Foppen is currently in the process of investigating the source of the outbreak, but the company believes the salmonella bacteria to have originated from a factory in Greece. Until the source of the outbreak has been determined to an absolute certainty, all production of smoked salmon has been put on hiatus.
Consumers who purchased any of the smoked salmon products listed above should discard them immediately and contact a doctor if symptoms of food poisoning appear. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Salmonella food poisoning is an infection in the lining of the small intestine caused by salmonella bacteria. Contaminated poultry and poultry products are the most common food associated with salmonella poisoning, but if conditions and food preparation equipment is unsanitary, any food can become contaminated with salmonella. Signs and symptoms of salmonella food poisoning may include (but are not limited to):
- abdominal pain
- muscle pain
Do I Have a Costco Smoked Salmon Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Costco Smoked Salmon recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Costco Smoked Salmon Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) after eating Costco Smoked Salmon included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a salmonella food poisoning suit and we can help.