January 13, 2015 — A recall has been issued for cold-smoked salmon produced by Santa Barbara Smokehouse, Inc., including some products sold at Whole Foods, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
No cases of food poisoning have been reported in connection with the recall. However, as a precaution, consumers should throw out any products they were produced and packed between December 17 and December 24, 2014.
Santa Barbara Smokehouse uses traditional Scottish methods of smoking salmon, burning full logs of oak, applewood, and other select woods in an open-fire kiln.
The Listeria contamination was discovered on surfaces that come in contact with salmon. People who are infected with listeriosis may develop high fever, headache, and neck stiffness.
Invasive infections can be life-threatening, especially for young children, older adults, and people with compromised immune systems. Women who are pregnant are also at risk of suffering a miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or infection of their newborn.
Brands of smoked salmon in the recall include:
- Cambridge House
- Coastal Harbor
- Santa Barbara Smokehouse Balmoral
- Harbor Point
- Gelsons Market
- Fresh & Easy
- Channel Island
- Local Abundance
- Gordon Foods Private Reserve Wild
- Tetsujin (sushi style)
- Imperial House (sushi style)
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