More than 8,000 packages of smoked salmon recalled due to listeria fears

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration along with Vita Food products has issued a recall of 8,088 4 oz. packages of smoked salmon due to the fact that they may be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytoges. The salmon was sold in Safeway stores across the nation including in the western states of Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado.

The salmon is sold under the label Vita Class Premium Slicked Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon and it is sold nationwide through Safeway, Publix and Winn-Dixie stores. The sell by date and code of DEC 15 2011 01961B is on the packages.

Consumers with this product should seal the product in a plastic bag or container and return it to the store where purchased. Vita Foods is asking consumers with this SELL BY Date and Code to call 800-989-8482 during the hours of 8am to 5pm (Central Time Zone) Monday through Friday.

Listeria contamination can cause serious food borne illness. Listeria can cause serious infection which can be fatal to young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

Systems of Listeria infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Persons with any of these symptoms should contact their physician for advice and go to an emergency room for treatment.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have become seriously ill due to foodborne illness and the family of those who have died. With our help, you may recover compensation for your medical costs and non-compensatory damages including pain and suffering.

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