Dozens of fish products recalled in 18 states because of Listeria concerns
UPDATE: Banner Smoked Fish Inc. has expanded its original recall list of 43 of its smoked fish products in all package sizes, all package types, and all lots, to 82 products, all because of a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The pathogen was discovered through FDA routine inspection, and the products were found to be processed under unsanitary conditions.
The recalled smoked fish were distributed through retail stores and also online in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Nebraska, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Nevada, Oregon, Wisconsin, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
The product comes in various sizes in both air pack and vacuum packages. The lot number or sell-by date are placed on the back of the package.
Expanded List of Recalled Products, As of June 4, 2021
|1.||Barbeque Spiced Smoked Nova Salmon|
|3.||Center Sliced Smoked Norwegian Style Salmon|
|4.||Everything Spiced Smoked Nova Salmon|
|5.||Finest Sliced Salty Lox|
|6.||Finest Sliced Smoked Nova Salmon|
|7.||Irish Cured Smoked Salmon|
|10.||Naturally Smoked Nova Salmon|
|11.||Noon Hour Smoked Salmon|
|12.||Norwegian Style Smoked Salmon|
|13.||Nova Atlantic Salmon|
|18.||Nova Salmon Bagel Cuts|
|19.||Pastrami Nova Atlantic Salmon|
|20.||Pastrami Style Smoked Nova Salmon|
|21.||Pepper Crusted Smoked Nova Salmon|
|22.||Presliced Gravad Lox|
|23.||Presliced Pastrami Style Salmon|
|24.||Presliced Pastrami Style Salmon|
|25.||Presliced Scotch Style Salmon|
|26.||Presliced Scotch Style Salmon|
|27.||Presliced Scotch Style Smoked Salmon|
|28.||Presliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon|
|31.||Sliced Pastrami Style Nova|
|32.||Sliced Smoked Norwegian Style Salmon|
|33.||Sliced Smoked Salmon|
|34.||Sliced Smoked Scotch Style Salmon|
|35.||Smoked Nova Bagel Cuts|
|36.||Smoked Nova Lox|
|37.||Smoked Nova Salmon|
|38.||Smoked Sliced Nova Salmon|
|43.||5 LB HERRING SALAD|
|44.||5 LB WHITEFISH SALAD|
|45.||5 LB KIPPERED SALMON SALAD|
|46.||ATLANTIC NOVA SALMON|
|47.||BROOK TROUT FILLET|
|50.||COLD SMOKED TUNA|
|51.||COLD SMOKED WHITEFISH|
|54.||EUROPEAN GOURMET NOVA SALMON|
|59.||KIPPERED SALMON MEAT|
|61.||PEPPER CRUSTED SMOKED NOVA|
|62.||PICKLED HERRING FILLET|
|64.||PRESLICED SMOKED NOVA SALMON|
|65.||SCOTCH STYLE SALMON|
|69.||SLICED SMOKED NOVA SALMON|
|70.||SLICED SMOKED NOVA TRAY|
|71.||SLICED SMOKED PASTRAMI STYLE NOVA|
|74.||SMOKED PASTRAMI STYLE SALMON|
|75.||HERRING TIDBITS IN CREAM|
|76.||HERRING TIDBITS IN WINE|
|80.||WHITEFISH SALAD MARSHALL|
|81.||HERRING WHOLE FILLETS IN WINE|
Additional photos of some recalled products can be found here.
About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled smoked fish and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.
Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.
Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.
Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
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