Posted on: June 13, 2010
Eating unhealthy deserts, drinks and dips comes with the territory of the holiday season, but before you start digging into those appetizers, be sure you’re not eating one contaminated with Listeria.
Rushing Waters Fisheries LLC. is recalling approximately 225 pounds of smoked trout and smoked salmon spreads because the food could be contaminated with Listeria food poisoning , according to news reports .
According to the Food and Drug Administration, “The recalled products are smoked trout spread labeled lot number 00694 with a sell-by date of Dec 13, and smoked salmon spread labeled with lot 50012 with a sell-by date of Dec 11. Lot numbers and dates are on the bottom of the container. Affected smoked fish spreads were sold in eight-ounce containers and 4.5-pound round plastic tubs in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.”
The recall has not resulted in any foodborne illnesses so far, according to the FDA. The recall was initially announced Nov. 30,
As a North Charleston foodborne illness attorney , I urge consumers to check their refrigerators for this product and throw it out or return it to the store of purchase for a full refund. Listeria monocytogenes can cause flulike symptoms and can be especially dangerous in pregnant women, newborns, senior citizens and individuals with weakened immune systems.