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Alaskan Wild Salmon Recall – Hold the Lox

In a nutshell: Wild salmon lox was recalled nationwide or in about a dozen states because it may be contaminated and cause food poisoning.

Federal Way, WA — July 9, 2008 — Salmolux Inc. of Federal Way, WA, is recalling lot # 01418 of its Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon Nova Lox sold in 3 ounce packages due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which 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.

The recalled lot # 01418 of Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon Nova Lox was distributed in Arizona, California, and Nevada, in Von’s retail outlets and to Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Virginia in Food Lion retail outlets.

The product comes in a 3 ounce, blue package marked with lot # 01418 on its rear white label bearing the name of the product, its ingredients, and an expiration date.

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

After routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Listeria monocytogenes was found in 3 ounce packages of Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon Nova Lox.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled 3 ounce packages bearing the lot # 01418 of the salmon are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (253) 874-2026 x214.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration

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