Kroger stores in the Houston area are warning their consumers who bought smoked salmon that it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Shoppers were advised to check to see if they made purchases at Kroger fish counters since Tuesday to check the package dates and other information.

The recalled salmon comes in dark blue packages bearing the "Vita" logo in the upper left corner. The suspect packages hold 3 ounces of bacon-style slices of smoked salmon and are printed with a code date of Nov. 16, 2008, on the left-end flap, the newspaper said.

The Listeria bacteria can cause fatal infections, especially in young children and others with weakened immune systems.