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Risk of Listeria Contamination Leads to Michigan Salmon Recall

By Lipton Law on October 4, 2011 - No comments

Vita Food Products, Inc., a distributor of various food products, recently issued a recall of 8,088 packages of ready-to-eat salmon sold in Meijer stores throughout Michigan. The salmon has been recalled due to a risk of contamination by Listeria bacteria, according to a recent news report from MyFox Detroit.

Listeria is a bacterium that can cause serious infections, which may be fatal to children, elderly people, and those with compromised immune systems. The infection may also cause miscarriages or stillbirths in pregnant women. Symptoms of Listeria infection include: fever, headache, nausea, stiffness, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Anyone who has experienced these symptoms after eating the packaged salmon, or any other food product, should seek medical attention as soon as possible and preserve the package or any leftover food in case testing is necessary.

The recalled salmon is sold in 4-ounce packages and is labeled with the name “Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon.” The sell-by date and code on the package read “DEC 15 2011 01961B.” Consumers who have packages of this salmon can call Vita Foods at 1-800-989-8482 for information.

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