April 11, 2005
The Food and Drug Administration is issuing a nationwide alert to consumers about Mama’s Smoked Nova Salmon packaged in 8-oz vacuum-packed bags because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can be serious and sometimes cause fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such a high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women and can cause more serious or life-threatening conditions in other patients.
The products are sold in individual 8-oz. packages marked: “SELL BY SEP 17 2005 27183”, “SELL BY SEP 18 2005 27183”. They may also be in shipping cartons labeled: “09/17/05 SELL BY 27183”, “09/18/05 SELL BY 27183.
The contamination was noted after routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company’s recall coordinator at (305) 621-7600 ext. 211.