Trans-Ocean Inc. of Bellingham, Washington issues recall of smoked salmon

A Bellingham-based seafood company has issued a recall of their 4-ounce package of cracked pepper smoked salmon after they found the presence of listeria moncytogenes — an organism which can cause foodborne illness — in routine testing of one package. No illnesses have been reported.

Trans-Ocean Inc. has recalled lot number 54933-2 “Cracked Pepper Style Smoked Salmon” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The recall affects product shipped to seven states including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York. The company has suspended shipping and distribution of the product while the Food and Drug Administration investigates.

Listeria monocytogenes is often a foodborne organism which can sometimes be fatal infection in the elderly, people with weakened immune systems and children. Listeria can cause miscarriages and still births. Symptoms of the infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

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