Smoked Salmon Recalled Over Food-Borne Illness Concern

Vita Food Products has announced a recall of a smoked salmon product due to a possible contamination with the Listeria monocytogenes organism, a contaminate which is particularly dangerous to young children, elderly people, as well as others with weakened immune systems. No complaints have currently been reported by consumers, but Vita Food continues to monitor the circumstances, according to news sources.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause short-term symptoms of  high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. It may also cause miscarriages in pregnant women.

The particular product being recalled are 8,088 packages of 4 oz Vita Classic Premium Slicked Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon sold on or after July 25. The packages are black in color and have the Vita logo at the bottom center. Containing 4-5 slices, the package is 7 ¾” wide by 7 ¼” high. The potentially contaminated packages have DEC 15 2011 as the sell by date and 01961B as the code. These packages were sold in 23 different states.

If you have purchased such a product, the Vita Food has asked that you place it in a plastic container or bag and return it to the original container. The company has asked that you return it to your place of purchase and contact them. If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, please seek medical attention immediately.

As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’m glad that no one has yet been reported as becoming ill from consuming this product, and hope that will continue to be the case. As a personal injury lawyer, I am aware of the effects consuming such products can have. If you believe you have been experiencing symptoms related to consumption of the recalled salmon, I strongly urge you to consult your physician.