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April 3, 2003

Macknight Smoked Foods Has Recalled Long Sliced Smoked Salmon

New Britain, PA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that MacKnight Smoked Foods has recalled 845 pounds of Long Sliced Smoked Salmon and 144 pounds of Long Sliced Smoked Trout because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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.

The recalled Long Sliced Smoked Salmon was distributed to MO, NJ, TX, NM, KS, GA, LA, and CO, through in retail stores. The recalled Smoked Trout was distributed in NJ through retail stores.

The Long Sliced Smoked Salmon product comes packaged in 4, 8, and 16 oz vacuum packages under the brand names ?MacKnight Traditional, Rice Epicurean, and Cromarty?s?. The affected product bears the following batch codes on the back label just above the UPC symbol: 1248, 1249, 1258, 1259, 1266, 1269, 1270, and 1271. The recalled smoked trout comes in 4 oz vacuum packages under the brand name Cromarty?s. The batch codes for the Smoked Trout are 1263 and 1265. The recall is limited to Long Sliced Salmon and Trout only produced in New Britain, PA, as designated on the label on the back of the package. Long Sliced Smoked Salmon and Trout produced at other Macknight facilities are not affected.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one of the packages.

Customers who have purchased 4, 8, or 16 oz packages of Long Sliced Smoked Salmon or 4 oz packages of Long Sliced Smoked Trout matching the description above are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 215-230-8650.

 

 
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