Dozens of fish products recalled in 17 states because of Listeria concerns

Banner Smoked Fish Inc. is recalling 43 of its smoked fish products in all package sizes, all package types and all lots, because of a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The problem was discovered through FDA routine inspection, and the products were found to be processed under unsanitary condition

The recalled smoked fish were distributed through retail stores and also online in the New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Nebraska, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, Nevada, Oregon, Wisconsin, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

The product comes in various sizes in both air pack and vacuum packages. The lot number or sell by date are placed on the back of the package.

Recalled Products:

 Product name
1.    Barbeque Spiced Smoked Nova Salmon
2.    Brook Trout
3.    Center Sliced Smoked Norwegian Style Salmon
4.    Everything Spiced Smoked Nova Salmon
5.    Finest Sliced Salty Lox
6.    Finest Sliced Smoked Nova Salmon
7.    Irish Cured Smoked Salmon
8.    Lox Trimmings
9.    Mackerel
10.  Naturally Smoked Nova Salmon
11.  Noon Hour Smoked Salmon
12.  Norwegian Style Smoked Salmon
13.  Nova Atlantic Salmon
14.  Nova Bits
15.  Nova Homarus
16.  Nova Lox
17.  Nova Salmon
18.  Nova Salmon Bagel Cuts
19.  Pastrami Nova Atlantic Salmon
20.  Pastrami Style Smoked Nova Salmon
21.  Pepper Crusted Smoked Nova Salmon
22.  Presliced Gravad Lox
23.  Presliced Pastrami Style Salmon
24.  Presliced Pastrami Style Salmon
25.  Presliced Scotch Style Salmon
26.  Presliced Scotch Style Salmon
27.  Presliced Scotch Style Smoked Salmon
28.  Presliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon
29.  Sable
30.  Sliced Gravlax
31.  Sliced Pastrami Style Nova
32.  Sliced Smoked Norwegian Style Salmon
33.  Sliced Smoked Salmon
34.  Sliced Smoked Scotch Style Salmon
35.  Smoked Nova Bagel Cuts
36.  Smoked Nova Lox
37.  Smoked Nova Salmon
38.  Smoked Sliced Nova Salmon
39.  Smoked Trout
40.  Somga
41.  Trimmed Nova
42.  Whitefish

As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Additional photos of the recalled products can be found here.

About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled smoked fish and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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