Sickening Salmon

St. James Smokehouse issues recall on salmon product due to potentional listeria contamination

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD

St James Smokehouse Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall of Scotch Reserve Whiskey & Honey Smoked Scottish Salmon because of a potential contamination.

The recall applies to Scotch Reserve Whiskey & Honey Smoked Scottish Salmon 4oz retail packs sold under under Lot code:5797 & batch code: 4759 with UPC# 853729001151 due to potential contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

Please note that NO Listeria illnesses have been linked to any product produced by St James Smokehouse. The problem was discovered after routine sampling by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Whereby 1 x 4oz package tested positive out of 3 packages sampled. The 600lbs of product subject to recall were distributed and sold only in The Fresh Market stores located FL, NC, SC, TN, GA, VA,KY, AL, IN, IL, OH, LA, MD, AR, WI, MS, PA, MA, CT, NY.

The code number (Lot code: 5797 & batch code: 4759 and UPC# 853729001151) is located on a white label on the back of the package. This is the only batch & UPC# affected.

Consumers who have purchased this product should not consume it and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-305-461-0231 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST).

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Review Date: 
February 10, 2011
Last Updated:
August 16, 2012