St. James Smokehouse of Miami, Florida is voluntary recalling 93 cases of St. James Smokehouse brand, Scotch Reserve Scottish Smoked Salmon, 4oz Packages (Product of Scotland) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.
Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract.
In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems.
Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.
The recalled product was sold and distributed by St. James via distributors between February and June 2022. The recalled product was distributed to stores located in: Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Washington State, Virginia and Wisconsin as well as Safeway Washington State stores.
The recalled product is St. James Scotch Reserve Scottish Smoked Salmon (Product of Scotland), 4oz packages, bearing the lot# 123172 and UPC code 060022710356.The recall is specifically this lot ONLY, NO other products, brands or lots are associated with this recall.
If consumers have products matching the above description and lot# in their possession, they should dispose of it immediately or return it to the store for a full refund.
As of Friday, September 2, 2022 no illnesses have been reported.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling by the Washington State Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished product contained the bacteria.
This voluntary recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Consumers that may have any questions about the recall may call 305-461-0231, Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 5:00 pm EST.
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