What to Know
- The products were distributed in New York and Connecticut through retail stores and restaurants this month
- Production has been suspended while the FDA and the company look for the source of the problem
- Anyone who bought the item at a retail store is urged to return it to the place of purchase
A Westchester County company is recalling two types of smoked salmon over concerns they may be contaminated with Listeria, which can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections in young children and the elderly.
The products -- whole and sliced Atlantic Smoked Salmon -- were produced by Mt Kisco Smokehouse and distributed to retail stores and restaurants in New York and Connecticut between Sept. 6 and Sept. 16, federal officials said.
Production was suspended after a routine FDA inspection revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in floor drains and cracks at the smokehouse, federal officials say. It will remain suspended until federal officials and the company identify the source of the problem.
The affected whole product, delivered to restaurants, is packed in an unlabeled paper box. The affected sliced product is sold in a clear plastic package, labeled on the back with lot and use by date.
Atlantic Smoked Salmon Whole
lot # 13723516 USE BY 09 12 16
lot # 12125316 USE BY 09 30 16
Sliced – Smoked ATLANTIC SALMON, Net Wt. 8 Oz (225.89)
lot # 12125116 USE BY 09 28 16
lot # 12125216 USE BY 09 29 16
lot # 11325716 USE BY 10 03 16
lot # 11325816 USE BY 10 05 16
No illnesses have been reported to date. 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.
Young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to dangerous infection.
Consumers who purchased the recalled salmon from a store is urged to return it for a full refund. Anyone with questions may contact the company at 914-244-0702, Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET.