As reported on the FDA website (“Whole Foods Market Recall Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk from Listeria”), Whole Foods Market is recalling one lot code of cold-smoked, sliced Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (4 oz.) 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.

The recalled items were sold in stores in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island and Utah.

The recalled salmon is sold in black-and-gold, flat, rectangular vacuum-sealed packages (lot code #7425A2298B, UPC code #099482408800). Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall.

Although a sample of the product tested positive for Listeria, no illnesses have been reported.

Source: FDA

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