Nodine’s Smokehouse Inc. recalls smoked salmon due to listeria
Nodine’s Smokehouse Inc. is recalling its Smoked Salmon packages because the product may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent Dec. 24. The contamination was discovered after environmental and product sampling.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Chris Wicker, a public health advisor for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has a recalled or withdrawn product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from store shelves.
The affected products include:
- Nodine’s Smoked Atlantic Salmon, 24 ounces: lot numbers 40173 and 33173
- Nodine’s Smoked Atlantic Salmon, 8 ounces: lot numbers 40173 and 33173
Listeria monocytogenes may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy adults may only suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infections may also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
No illnesses have been reported to date, but the illness caused by these bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear.
Customers should return this product to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.
Questions about this recall should be directed to Nodine’s Smokehouse Inc. at (800) 222-2059 from Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.