The Smokehouse of Mamaroneck, New York is recalling various sized packages of Norwegian smoked salmon due to the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. This announcement was made on the FDA website on March 29, 2011. The recall was made voluntarily by the company following routine sampling by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Production and distribution of the product has come to a halt as the company works in conjunction with the FDA to determine what caused the contamination.
Only one batch of the Norwegian smoked salmon was affected. The recalled products were sold on March 7th of this year under the Portier Fine Foods brand in various size packages. These products were sold to retailers in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
Products included in this recall are 4 oz., 8 oz., 16 oz., and other random weight sizes, all with batch code 066. This code number represents a Julian date of March 7, 2011. Products will also contain an “expires on” date of March 21, 2011 displayed on the packages as 3/21. The batch code number can be found on the clear, vacuum packed packages among the rear of gold boards on a white label. Although the “expires on” date has already past, some consumers may still have the products frozen in their freezers. If you have purchased this product and still have it in your home, return it to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.
To date, no illnesses have been reported in relation to these smoked salmon products or any of the other products produced by The Smokehouse LLC.
Listeria food poisoning typically produces mild symptoms in healthy individuals which may last for a short time. These symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, headache and high fever. Certain individuals such as the elderly, very young and those with a weakened immune system may be at a higher risks of developing serious or even life-threatening complications.
If you belong to a high-risk group and develop listeria symptoms after eating foods that are possibly contaminated with Listeria or bacteria, see your physician at once.
The New York food poisoning attorneys at Brown Chiari are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients. If you or a loved one have become ill after eating tainted foods, contact us for a free evaluation of your case.