New York, New York – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall on I ? NY Fish brand Imperial-European Style Smoked Salmon.
The maker of the fish products, N.Y. Fish, Inc., is based out of Brooklyn, New York. The smoked salmon products have been found to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which are a rare but fatal bacterial infection. Listeriosis primarily affects newborn babies, the elderly, and individuals with poor immune systems.
For mainly healthy individuals, the symptoms associated with listeriosis include fever, stiff neck, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps, constipation, loss of balance, and convulsions. Expecting mothers are at a very high risk of stillbirths and miscarriages when exposed to the bacteria.
N.Y. Fish, Inc. issued the recall on Friday on the possible contamination of the products listed in the following sizes:
– Whole side “to be weighed at time of sale” sizes
The recalled salmon products were sold to food wholesalers and retailers in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.
Although the bacteria has been identified, there have been no reported illnesses related to the salmon items. Anyone eating or storing the products should discontinue consumption and throw out any unused product. A full refund of the recalled items is available at the place of purchase.
Those who may have eaten the salmon products contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes are urged to consult a physician immediately. Victims of contaminated salmon products may be entitled to compensation for their illness and injury.
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