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Smoked salmon sold at Publix recalled

(Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration) (Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
(Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration) (Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

Nearly 2,000 pounds of Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon sold at Publix stores in Alabama and other states have been recalled due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

A package of the salmon tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes in Florida. No confirmed illnesses or complaints have been reported.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children and others with weakened immune systems, according to the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms.

The product was sent to Hannaford stores in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire, H-E-B stores in Texas, and Publix stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina starting on April 7.

The packages are vacuum sealed, black in color and bear the Vita logo centered at the bottom. Product from this lot can be identified by a SELL BY AUG 17 2014 date and lot number 00764B, which can be found on the right side on the front of the package. The 4oz size of this product is the only size subject to this recall.

Any consumer who purchased the product with a sell by date and lot number above may request a refund by mailing the product label or a copy of the receipt to Vita Food Products, Inc., Attn: Customer Service, 2222 West Lake Street. Chicago, Illinois 60612. Consumers may also call the company at (800) 989-VITA Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Central) with questions. If you have consumed the product and are experiencing any unusual or severe symptoms such as those described above, go to an emergency room immediately or contact your physician for immediate advice.

Consumer Food Safety Inspectors in Alabama are conducting recall effectiveness checks for this product.

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