A Bellingham, Washington establishment is now recalling ‘transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon’ because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The products in question were distributed to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio. Consumers who may have purchased transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon included in this recall should discard it immediately and contact a doctor if symptoms of food poisoning appear.
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What’s the problem?
November 22, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Trans-Ocean Products, Inc. is recalling the following items because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes:
- 4 oz. ‘transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon’ lot #s 1280W & 1293W
The sliced cold-smoked Sockeye salmon is vacuum packaged in a white and green pouch that bears the name ‘transOCEAN.’ The lot number can be located on the back of the package on the right hand margin.
These products were distributed to four supermarket chains in six states:
- Demoulas Marketbasket (Massachusetts and New Hampshire)
- Giant Eagle (Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio)
The listeria contamination was reported to Trans-Ocean Products by the manufacturer of the salmon. This recall does not affect any other products produced or distributed by the company. Distribution of products included in this recall have been suspended while the FDA works to determine the source of the contamination. To date, there have been no illnesses reported in connection with this recall.
If you have purchased ‘transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon’ included in this recall, you should discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers concerned about a food poisoning illness should contact their healthcare providers immediately.
Listeria Food Poisoning (Listeriosis)
Listeriosis is a potentially fatal form of food poisoning caused by consuming food products contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Unlike the majority of other foodborne pathogens, listeria can grow in foods stored in the refrigerator. Listeria monocytogenes can be spread through contact with infected hands or countertops in the process of food preparation. Those at the greatest risk for developing listeriosis include children, the elderly, and those with otherwise compromised immune systems. Signs and symptoms of listeriosis in adults may include (but are not limited to):
- nausea and vomiting
- severe headache
In babies, the symptoms of listeriosis may include:
- loss of appetite
- difficulty breathing
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