Posted on: October 24, 2011
In a press release , Vita Food Products announced the recall of a smoked salmon product due to its potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can result in serious, and occasionally fatal, infections, particaularly in people with weakened immune systems.
More than 8,000 individual retail packages of 4 oz Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon are subject to this recall. No confirmed illness or complaints have been reported to the company.
The recalled smoked salmon is sold in black vacuum-sealed packages that display the Vita logo centered at the bottom of the package. Affected packages have a sell by date of December 15 of this year and a code of 01961B. The smoked salmon was available for sale in more than 20 states.
Consumers who have purchased this product on or after July 25 of this year should not consume any of this product. The company suggests instead placing the smoked salmon in a sealed plastic bag or container and returning it to the place of purchase. Consumers who bought the recalled salmon are encouraged to contact Vita Food Products.
Listeria infection can lead to listeriosis, which is uncommon; however, it is a serious, and in some cases fatal, illness. Symptoms include fever, headache, stiffness, abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria infection can lead to stillbirths and miscarriages.
Being a Greenville personal injury lawyer , I hope no one has fallen ill as a result of consuming the recalled salmon. As a personal injury lawyer , consumer health is something that I am very conscious of and I encourage anyone who is experiencing the symptoms of listeriosis to seek immediate medical attention.