Oregon Lox Company of Eugene, Oregon is issuing a voluntary recall of various brands of Wild Cold Smoked Keta Salmon Lox, specific lot number 22821, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria rnonocytogenes, 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 affected Wild Cold Smoked Keta Salmon product was distributed in Alaska, California, Oregon, and Washington through distributors. Product was shipped frozen on common carriers
The affected Wild Cold Smoked Keta Salmon is packaged in plastic vacuum sealed packages and sold in various brands, sizes, and weights (see attached labels) . The recalled products brands and lot number are indicated below:
22821 Aqua Nova Sliced Nova Lox 3oz package
22821 Aqua Nova Sliced Nova Lox 1lb pack
22821 Aqua Nova Premium Oregon Nova Lox (Sliced)
22821 North Coast Traditional Nova Lox
22821 North Coast Smoked Salmon Trim 3lb
22821 Aqua Nova Premium Oregon Nova Lox (UnSliced)
22821 Tony’s Smoked Salmon Lox 8oz pack
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to dispose or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-233-1850, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST.
Source: Oregon Lox Company