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Listeria contaminated Salmon recalled - FSA

21-Nov-2011

Fish smoker Bleiker’s has recalled a batch of its Traditional Oak Smoked Scottish Salmon after a pack was found to contain listeria.

The company is recalling the affected product, batch number 55x with a use by date of 23 November 2011, from stockists and consumer, and customer notices explaining the recall have been displayed in stores.

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA), who issued a Product Information Recall Notice, is urging consumers not to eat the potentially contaminated product and return it to the store for a full refund.

No other Bleiker’s products are known to be affected.

Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium which can cause listeriosis, has been responsible for dozens of deaths in the US this year after cantaloupes became infected with the pathogen.

The FSA warning comes just days after a Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) notification announced the withdrawal and official detention of listeria-contaminated smoked salmon from Denmark in Italy.

The salmon was first withdrawn on the 15 November after officials discovered a sample was tainted with the Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.