The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is warning consumers that smoked salmon distributed at Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets is being recalled on concerns it might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The move comes after a recall by Ocean Beauty Seafoods and no illnesses have been reported, according to a release from Giant/Martin’s, whose West Virginia stores are located mainly in the Eastern Panhandle.
Specific products include:
Nathan’s Nova Salmon, 3 oz., UPC 7303080368, all sell by dates
Nathan’s Nova Salmon, 8 oz., UPC 7303080369, all sell by dates
Lascco Smoked Salmon, 3 oz., UPC 7284001703, all sell by dates
WVDA inspectors have been alerted to the recall and are on the lookout for affected product as they perform their regular duties.
Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of contaminated food can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract the disease, but it can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Ocean Beauty Seafood customer service at 1-800-368-7699. In addition, customers may call Giant/Martin’s Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 or visit www.giantfoodstores.com
WV Department of Agriculture