January 25, 2013 – Whole Foods Market is now recalling Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon sold at locations in a dozen states around the country because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. Consumers in possession of salmon affected by this recall have been advised to discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Signs and symptoms of listeria food poisoning may include high fever, severe headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Free Whole Foods Sockeye Salmon Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) after eating Whole Foods Sockeye Salmon included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Whole Foods and we can help.
What’s the problem?
According to a press release issued today by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), this recall affects the following products:
- Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (4 oz), cold smoked and diced – Lot Code 7425A2298B – UPC Code 0 99482 40880 0
The product is sold in rectangular black and gold vacuum-sealed packages. The lot code is printed on the upper left side of the back of the package. Sockeye Salmon affected by this recall were sold in Whole Foods Markets in the following states: Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, and Utah. Signs have been posted at stores in these locations alerting customers of the recall.
Anyone who has purchased salmon included in this recall should dispose of it in the garbage and wash their hands immediately, or return it to the Whole Foods location where they bought it. Full refunds will be provided to anyone who returns the product. To date, there have been no illnesses reported in connection with this recall.
How To Prevent Listeria Food Poisoning (Listeriosis)
Follow these simple steps to reduce the likelihood of contracting listeriosis when preparing your own food:
- always cook raw meat thoroughly
- wash raw vegetables before eating
- keep uncooked meats separate from vegetables and cooked food products
- avoid consuming products made with unpasteurized milk
- wash hands and cooking utensils thoroughly after handling uncooked foods
- consume perishable and read-to-eat foods as soon as possible
Do I Have a Whole Foods Sockeye 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 Whole Foods Sockeye Salmon recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Whole Foods Sockeye Salmon Listeria Food Poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Whole Foods Sockeye Salmon Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) after eating Whole Foods Sockeye Salmon included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Whole Foods Sockeye Salmon Listeria Food Poisoning Suit and we can help.