Canada has pretty well dominated the listeria news of late, but that changed today when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) distributed a company press release for NY FISH INC.
The Brooklyn-based company is recalling its IMPERIAL-EUROPEAN STYLE SMOKED SALMON, vacuum packed, in 3 oz., 8 oz., 16 oz., and whole sides (“to be weighed at time of sale”) sizes with lot numbers 513 1340, 514 1340, 515 1340, and 516 1340, because they may be contaminated with the deadly Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
The product is packed sliced or whole sides on aluminum coated cardboard in a clear plastic, vacuum packed bag with a red, black, and gold sticker label with gold lettering and a small white sticker label with lot codes 513 1340, 514 1340, 515 1340, 516 1340. Go here for pictures of the packaging.
The bad salmon was distributed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Washington, and California to wholesale distributors and retail food stores, but has also been found at retail in Florida. Kudos to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for testing that found the listeria.