About 150 pounds of Santa’s Smokehouse brand smoked keta salmon is being recalled because may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause people serious infections.
Fairbanks, AK-based Interior Alaska Fish Processors Inc. sold the keta in random weight portions and packaged in clear plastic vacuum sealed bags with the Santa’s Smokehouse "teriyaki style smoked keta salmon" label on it. The only batch subject to the recall will be labeled with the batch number ‘637’, found on the Santa’s Smokehouse label.
The keta was distributed through the company’s retail store in Fairbanks, Alaska and through gift packs sold on the internet between mid December 2007 and July, 2008.
The recall is the result of survey sampling by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation which found the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.
No deaths or illnesses have yet been associated with this recall.