April 3, 2003
Macknight Smoked Foods Has Recalled Long Sliced
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
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.