Fish Sold In Illinois Recalled Due To Listeria Concerns
Okay, just to recap, over the last short-while we've seen recalls on things like peanut butter, frozen pizzas, baked goods, onions, and Capri Sun drink pouches. There are plenty more (like today's entry) to add to the list, but I've only got so much space here.
Some of the items on the list above appeal to lots of people, while others have a somewhat limited group of consumers--so let's see which group you fall in to.
If You Get Your Salmon The Same Way As The Chef Above Does, No Worries--But If You Don't Have The Time For An Alaska Trip, Better Check Your Fridge
Customers here in Illinois, along with those in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Washington State, Virginia and Wisconsin who purchased 4-ounce packages of St. James Smokehouse’s Scotch Reserve Scottish Smoked Salmon sold between February and June of this year need to take a look at what they've got.
Here's what the product looks like:
And another angle.
Given The Potential Severity Of A Listeria Infection, Make Sure You Avoid Eating The Affected Product
As someone who's been on the receiving end of food poisoning several times, there are things that you should just keep your distance from. As outlined on the recall page of the FDA, Listeria is definitely one of those things:
Listeria monocytogenes, is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals 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.
If you've got 4-ounce packages of St. James Smokehouse’s Scotch Reserve Scottish Smoked Salmon bearing the lot# 123172 and UPC code 060022710356, throw it out, or return to the place of purchase for a full refund.