Friday, February 11, 2011

Recall of Smoked Salmon due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination

According to an FDA press release, "St James Smokehouse Inc, is conducting a voluntary recall of Scotch Reserve Whiskey & Honey Smoked Scottish Salmon 4oz retails packs under Lot code:5797 & batch code: 4759 with UPC# 853729001151 due to potential contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes...... The 600lbs of product subject to recall were distributed and sold only in The Fresh Market stores located FL, NC, SC, TN, GA, VA,KY, AL, IN, IL, OH, LA, MD, AR, WI, MS, PA, MA, CT, NY.  "

The contamination was discovered through testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  Listeria monocytogenes contamination has long been considered a potential risk in sliced smoked salmon.  

This product is imported from Scotland and is considered a premium product.

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