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Cold smoked salmon recall includes products sold in NC

Posted December 12, 2019 8:16 p.m. EST

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A New York state company, CATSMO LLC, shares that it is recalling some cold smoked salmon products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled product was distributed in 11 states, including North Carolina, through retail stores and direct delivery as follows: NY, CT, NJ, MN, NC, FL, VA, MA, IL, PA and Washington D.C.

The product comes in a vacuum-sealed plastic package in whole fillets, specialty cuts, 4 oz., 8oz., or 1lb. sizes, and is either plain or flavored. Expiration dates of affected product are either Dec. 11 or Dec. 15.

Brand names and more information about the recalled products can be seen on the FDA website here.

The potential for contamination is a result of a routine FDA environmental sampling and analysis. Out of an abundance of caution, the company has decided to conduct an extensive corrective action plan.

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

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 845-895-2296 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

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