First it’s caviar, now it’s salmon. Different health concern for each seafood, though.
The recent caviar recall is for the Rollands Food lumpfish, and the recall is for suspected botulism.
Now, the Kane County Health Department is advising that Euphoria Fancy Food Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling its 7.05 ounce packages of “CAPITAN K” salmon slightly salted pieces because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy persons 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.
The recalled “CAPITAN K” salmon slightly salted pieces were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product comes in 7.05 ounce vacuum package marked with container code of 070519 and with a best by date of 01/30/20. The product UPC code is 607059000362.
No illnesses have been reported to date and connection with this problem.
The contamination was discovered after sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Market Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenesin some 7.05 ounce vacuum packages of “CAPITAN K” salmon slightly salted pieces.
Details are available at this page of the FDA website.
Kane County Health Department has an abundance of information on food safety online at http://kanehealth.com/Pages/Food-Safety.aspx.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department news release