In Virginia and other states, the St. James Smokehouse has placed a recall on Scotch Reserve Scottish Smoked Salmon that was sold between Feb. 1 and June 30. The recall involves 4-ounce packages of smoked salmon.
The salmon might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which may result in severe or life-threatening infections in young children, seniors, or those with compromised immune systems, according to a news release from the Food and Drug Administration.
It can also be dangerous for pregnant women who may have miscarriages or stillbirths.
Healthy people may experience a short period of certain symptoms, including high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. No significant illnesses have been reported as of this writing, on September 2.
The impacted product’s lot number is # 123172 and the UPC code is 060022710356. The lot number and the UPC code can be found on the sticker on the back of the product.
Consumers must either discard recalled products or bring them back to the shop for a full refund.
The product was sold in Virginia, Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Washington State, and Wisconsin.
The product was recalled after the Washington State Department of Agriculture found bacteria in the salmon during routine sampling.
The recall alert said customers can call 305-461-0231 during normal business hours.
What You Need To Know About Listeria
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled, but could still cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.
Anyone who has eaten recalled foods and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria contamination.
Anyone who ate any of the recalled products ought to monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because the symptoms associated with listeriosis can boost for up to 70 days after exposure.
Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle pains, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other ailments.
Particularly susceptible are pregnant ladies, the elderly, small children, and people, such as cancer patients, who have weakened immune system functions they are at risk.
Although some symptomatic pregnant women might experience slight flulike symptoms, their infections may lead to premature delivery, premature birth, or infection of the newborn. Read more articles on activateenter.