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January 25, 2013
Whole Foods Market
The Danger:
Whole Foods Market is recalling one lot code of Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (4 oz), cold smoked and sliced, sold in stores in 12 states, because it may contain Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause a sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer short term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. No illnesses have been reported. A sample of the product tested positive for listeria.
The recalled salmon is sold in black-and-gold, flat, rectangular vacuum-sealed packages. The two lot codes being recalled are 7425A2298B and 7425A2297A. The lot code is ink-jet printed on the back of the package, on the upper left side. The UPC code is 0 99482 40880 0. Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall.
Sold At:
Stores in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, and Utah.
What To Do:
Dispose of the product in the garbage and wash hands immediately to avoid any potential cross-contamination. Full refunds will be given at the store. Customers with questions may call 512-542-0060.
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