Monday, February 4, 2013

Recalls for Lox, Sprouts and Crab Spread Due to Positive Listeria Tests

In the Northwest U.S. there is a recall for Lox (smoked salmon and cream cheese on a bagel) due the potential for Listeria contamination.

This is related to the smoked salmon recall last week - Smoked salmon is a fully cooked, ready-to-eat food items that has a history of recalls due to Listeria. Listeria contamination becomes a risk in the post-process environment (after smoking) when there is exposure of the product during slicing and packing. 

Also in the northwest, a company is recalling its sprout products, wheatgrass, and pea shoots due to the potential for Listeria contamination.

In the mid-Atlantic, Giant and Martin Supermarkets are recalling Gold Coast crab spread due to Listeria.

In each of these cases, there have been no reported illnesses. The recalls were triggered due to finished product testing that yielded positive Listeria results.

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