Smoked Nova Salmon Recalled for Possible Health Risk
The Service Smoked Fish Corporation is recalling specific lots and “use by” dates of Brooklyn’s Best brand Smoked Nova Salmon because of bacterial contamination. The recall came after the FDA took some samples and discovered the presence of listeria monocytogenes an organism that causes illness and even fatalities in children and adults with immune deficiencies.
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterial infection that causes listerosis. The symptoms of listerosis last from 7 to 10 days and if left untreated may result in bacterial meningitis. Pregnant women are more susceptible to the disease, which as been known to cause premature birth and even stillborn babies.
Healthy individuals who ingest listeria may suffer from the following symptoms:
- High fever
- Severe headaches
- Abdominal pain
The Smoked Nova Salmon recall is limited to the lots numbered 060 through 043 with a use by date range from 12/03/09 to 12/19/09. The fish is packaged in the following sizes:
- 3 oz.
- 4 oz.
- 8 oz.
- 12 oz.
- 16 oz.
No other date ranges or lots are being recalled, but the underlying problem is still being investigated by the company and the FDA. To find out more about the recall and request a refund of the product, please contact the company at 718-388-4067.
If you or a loved one suffered any illness or injury after consuming this product, you may have legal recourse to seek damages. To find out more about your legal options, please contact the knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP.