January 13, 2015 — Santa Barbara Smokehouse, Inc., has recalled smoked salmon products that were packed last month due to possible contamination with Listeria, a bacteria that can cause severe food poisoning.
The recall was issued on January 8 for cold-smoked salmon produced and packed between December 17 and December 24, 2014.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall. The food poisoning risk was identified after testing confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes on surfaces that come in contact with food products.
Santa Barbara Smokehouse packed several products exclusively for Whole Foods. They are one of the few remaining smokehouses in the world that uses traditional Scottish methods of smoking, burning full logs of oak and applewood in an open fire kiln.
Listeria is a bacteria commonly found in soil that can cause life-threatening food poisoning. Symptoms of infection may include high fever, headache, and neck stiffness. The illness is most serious in young children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. Pregnant women can have a miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or infection of a newborn.
The following brands and batches are included in the recall:
- Cambridge House
- Coastal Harbor
- Santa Barbara Smokehouse Balmoral
- Harbor Point
- Gelsons Market
- Fresh & Easy
- Channel Island
- Local Abundance
- Gordon Foods Private Reserve Wild
- Tetsujin (sushi style)
- Imperial House (sushi style)
To see photos of the products, click here.
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