Sockeye Salmon Recall By Whole Foods Market Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
Whole Foods Market has issued a Salmon recall for one lot of cold smoked, sliced Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon after a sample tested positive for Listeria Monocytogenes.
The recalled salmon was sold in stores in 12 states, including Connecticut, Idaho, Colorado, Kansas, Utah, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Florida, Massachusetts, and Maine. According to the FDA recall notice, the Salmon Recall in questions was sold in black-and-gold, flat, rectangular vacuum-sealed packages.
The Salmon Recall lot code is 7425A2298B. The lot code is ink-jet printed on the back of the package, on the upper left side. The UPC code is 0 99482 40880 0. ()
Consumers who purchased the recalled salmon should dispose of the recalled product and wash their hands immediately to avoid any potential cross-contamination. Full refunds will be given to customers at Whole Foods Market. Customers with questions may call 512-542-0060, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central.
Symptoms of Listeria
Listeria Monocytogenes is an organism that can cause healthy individuals to experience symptoms such as:
- High fever
- Severe headache
- Abdominal pain
- Stiff Neck
In frail individuals, including the elderly and young children, as well as those with compromised immune systems, listeria can sometimes be fatal. It poses a danger to pregnant woman and can cause stillbirth and miscarriage.
FDA Proposes New Food Safety Laws
Just weeks ago the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced their proposal for new food safety laws that will work to reduce food contamination. The agency is working towards a more proactive approach to food safety instead of its current reactive approach. The agency reports that under the current rules, one in six American suffer food poisoning each year. The new rules are expected to prevent two million contaminated food illnesses each year.
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