Loki Fish Recalls Salmon for Listeria Concerns
Loki Fish Company of Seattle, WA has issued a voluntary recall for two lots of Wild Smoked Pink Salmon Portions since it has been tested and identified to have Listeria monocytogenes.
About the Salmon Listeria Contaminaition
According to Foodsafety.gov, “Listeriosis, an infection caused by Listeria, can pose major risks for certain populations. Namely, pregnant women, older adults, and individuals with weakened immune systems are at greater risk.”
Healthier individuals could only experience short-term symptoms such as such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
In a notice from the Loki Fish company's website they said,
“Listeria is a naturally occurring bacteria that can be present in wild salmon at the time of harvest. The hot smoking process is a control that effectively kills the bacteria with heat, so it is possible that listeria was introduced at the packaging step.”
Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) did sample and conduct a test which confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and WSDA does have knowledge of this recall.
Description of the Recalled Salmon
- Wild Smoked Pink Salmon Portions that have been infected with Listeria monocytogenescomes in a 4-7 ounce, clear plastic package.
- The recall lot numbers are: 121215 5594 or 121215 5613 which is found on the back of the package.
- No illnesses have been reported at this time.
- Wild Smoked Pink Salmon have been distributed to stores in Oregon and Washington, via mail order, and also sold at Seattle area farmers markets. Consumers may go to the company website atwww.lokifish.com for a complete and actuate list of farmers markets or other retail stores that may have distributed the identified product.
- Felix Custom Smoking, a Loki Fish Company co-packing vendor processes the product