June 8, 2003
Pacific Smoking Has Recalled Pacific
Seafood Northwest Style Smoked Salmon
Salem, OR (SafetyAlerts)
- Pacific Smoking Co. of Salem, Oregon, has recalled 433.55 pounds of
Pacific Seafood Northwest Style Smoked Salmon, 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.
Pacific Seafood Northwest Style Smoked Salmon was distributed in Washington
and Oregon through food service and retail outlets. The smoked salmon is
vacuumed packaged in approximate one half to one pound packages. Each
package has an orange sticker with the lot numbers 033121, 073103.
No illnesses relating to this product have been reported to date. The
potential for contamination was noted after routine FDA testing revealed the
presence of Listeria monocytogenes in retail packs of smoked salmon.
Consumers who have purchased Pacific Seafood Northwest Smoked Salmon should
return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers w/
questions may contact the company at 503-905-4446.