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July 2, 2003

Pacific Smoking Co. Voluntarily Recalls Pacific Seafood Northwest Style Smoked Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Pacific Smoking Co. of Salem, Oregon, is voluntarily recalling 222.44 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 Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and California, through food service and retail outlets. The smoked salmon is vacuumed packaged in approximate one half to one pound packages. On the back of each package there is an orange sticker with the lot numbers 052922, 092903.

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

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