Listeria contamination potential prompts fish recall

APRIL 7–WASHINGTON D.C.- A Pennsylvania company has recalled 845 pounds of smoked salmon and 144 pounds of smoked trout, citing the potential for listeria contamination.

MacKnight Smoked Foods of New Britain, Pa., says the recalled Long Sliced Smoked Salmon was distributed in Missouri, New Jersey, Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Georgia, Louisiana and Colorado through retail stores. The Long Sliced Smoked Trout was distributed in New Jersey through retail stores.

The smoked salmon product comes packaged in 4-, 8- and 16-ounce vacuum packages under the brand names “MacKnight Traditional,” Rice Epicurean” and Cromarty’s.” The product bears the batch codes 1248, 1249, 1258, 1259, 1266, 1269, 1270 and 1271.

The recalled smoked trout comes in 4-ounce vacuum packages under the brand name “Cromarty’s.” The batch codes are 1263 and 1265. The recall is limited to Long Sliced Salmon and Trout only produced in New Britain.

No illnesses have been reported.

Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.


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