The Kane County Health Department is advising residents that Santa Barbara Smokehouse of Santa Barbara, CA., is voluntarily recalling all smoked salmon processed from March 1 to April 8, 2015, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
No illnesses have been reported to date for this product but it was distributed within the United States through retail stores and food wholesalers.
The following brands are affected in the voluntary recall: Cambridge House, Coastal Harbor, Harbor Point, North Shore S.F. Specialty, Channel Islands and Santa Barbara.
Listeria monocytogenes, is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
If consumers have any of the products still in their possession, they are warned not consume them and asked to contact Santa Barbara Smokehouse for pick up. Consumers and media with questions may contact the company at 1-805-966-9796.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department press release