Updated: 1/30 1:54 p.m. Whole Foods is recalling an additional lot code (for a total of two lot codes) of Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (4 oz.), UPC code 0 99482 40880 0, cold smoked and sliced, because it may contain listeria. The second lot code is 7425A2297A. The recall has also expanded to 18 states, including California.
1/28, 1:04 p.m. Whole Foods Market is recalling packages of smoked salmon because they may be contaminated with listeria, the Food and Drug Administration reports.
The Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (4 oz.), cold-smoked and sliced, was sold in stores in 12 states: Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island and Utah.
No illnesses have been reported, but a sample of the product tested positive for listeria.
The FDA advises customers to “dispose of the product in the garbage and wash their hands immediately to avoid any potential cross-contamination.” Full refunds will be given at the store. Customers with questions may call (512) 542-0060, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.
The recalled salmon is sold in black-and-gold, flat, rectangular vacuum-sealed packages; the lot code being recalled is 7425A2298B. The lot code is ink-jet printed on the back of the package, on the upper left side. Signage is posted in Whole Foods stores to notify customers of the recall.
Could this be related to last month's smoked salmon recall? We are awaiting further details. In the meantime, maybe just have cream cheese on your bagel.
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