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Georgia Department of Agriculture

Scottish company recalls smoked salmon

Friday, February 11, 2011

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to a recall of 600 pounds of smoked salmon from Scotland due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

St James Smokehouse Inc. is conducting a recall of Scotch Reserve Whiskey & Honey Smoked Scottish Salmon in four-ounce retail packs under lot code: 5797 and batch code: 4759 with UPC# 853729001151. The code numbers are located on a white label on the rear of the package. This is the only batch and UPC number affected.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

The problem was discovered after routine sampling by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The 600 pounds of product subject to recall were distributed and sold only in The Fresh Market stores located AL, AR, CT, GA, FL, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WI.

Consumers who have purchased this product should not consume it and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-305-461-0231 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST).

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