Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Listeria Fears Prompt Smoked Salmon Recall in Canada


This is not an April Fool's joke... there's yet another food recall!

This time, salmon has been recalled due to possible Listeria contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency
and Niagara Smoked Fish Limited are warning consumers not to eat certain brands of Smoked Salmon and Grav-Lox. The products have been shipped to Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada and Alberta.

So far, no illnesses have been reported. However, eating foods contaminated with Listeria can cause listeriosis, a food-borne illness that can cause high fever, nausea, headache and stiff neck.
People with weakened immune systems, the elderly, pregnant women and children, are at higher risk.


The following products, bearing the registration number 0609, are affected:

• Strubs Bagelox Norwegian Style Sliced Smoked Steelhead Salmon

• Strubs Norwegian Style Sliced Smoked Steelhead Salmon

• Strubs Scottish Style Sliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon

• Strubs Danish Style Sliced Smoked Grav-Lox Steelhead Salmon

• Niagra Smoked Fish Steelhead Salmon Cold Smoked Sliced

• Niagra Smoked Fish Steelhead Salmon

• Niagra Smoked Fish Atlantic Salmon

• Niagra Smoked Fish Atlantic Salmon

• Ocean Jewel Smoked Atlantic Salmon, sliced

Visit the CFIA website for more information.

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