Consumer Alert: Smoked Fish Spread Recalled due to Possible Listeria Contamination
November 30, 2010 – The FDA announced today that Rushing Waters Fisheries, Palmyra, is recalling about 225 pounds of smoked trout and smoked salmon spreads, because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled products include:
- smoked trout spread labeled lot number 00694 with a sell-by date of Dec 13
- smoked salmon spread labeled with lot 50012 with a sell-by date of Dec 11
Lot numbers and dates are on the bottom of the container. Affected smoked fish spreads were sold in eight-ounce containers and 4.5-pound round plastic tubs in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Important facts about Listeria
In the United States, an estimated 1,850 persons become seriously ill with listeriosis each year. Of these, 425 die. Persons at increased risk for listeriosis are pregnant women, newborns, and individuals with weakened immune systems. A person with listeriosis usually has fever, muscle aches, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea.
Need More Information?
If you’d like more detailed information about this recall, please visit the official FDA press release.
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