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September 12, 2001

Ghio Seafood Products Recall Hot Smoked Salmon

San Diego, CA(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Ghio Seafood Products of San Diego, California is recalling hot smoked salmon distributed by Pacific Shellfish in San Diego during July and August 2001 because it has the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in small children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

This is the first public notice of this Class I recall issued by the FDA.

Healthy individuals may only suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also be dangerous to pregnant women.

The product was distributed under Pacific Shellfish label and was marked with one of the following three production dates: 7/19/01, 8/9/01, or 8/22/01. The product was packaged in 6 oz vac-pak portions.

Although there have been no reported health problems, return any unused products to where it was purchased.

The recall was a result of routine sampling, which revealed the finished product contained the bacteria in one sample. The FDA and Ghio Seafood are continuing their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Customers who have purchased Smoked Salmon vac-pak portions produced by Ghio Seafood with production dates of 7/19/01, 8/9/01 or 8/22/01 should return it to Pacific Seafood for a full refund.

 Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

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