Whole Foods Recalls Salmon Due to Listeria Risk
Whole Foods Market is recalling Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon due to a risk of Listeria contamination. A sample of the product tested positive for Listeria, but to date no illnesses have been reported.
Listeriosis is a foodborne illness caused by Listeria monocytogenes, bacteria that can be found in soil and water. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Listeria can be found in raw or processed foods. Listeria can grow even in the cold temperatures of the refrigerator. Listeria can cause a severe and potentially fatal infection in children, people with weak immune systems, and in the elderly. Healthy people may experience high fever, severe headaches, chills, upset stomach, nausea, and diarrhea. Pregnant women infected with Listeria are at increased risk of miscarriage or stillbirth.
Recalled Product Details
- Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, 4 oz., cold, smoked, and sliced
- Lot code: 7425A2298B
- UPC code: 0 99482 40880 0
- The recalled salmon was sold in at Whole Foods stores in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, and Utah.
If you purchased this product, Whole Foods advises that you dispose of it and wash your hands immediately to avoid cross-contamination. Refunds will be given at the store. For more information, customers may call 512-542-0060, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central.
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