February 16, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Smoked Fish of Miami is recalling smoked salmon that could contain a potentially fatal organism.
The recall of Boy’s Farmer Market brand involves Smoked Nova Salmon.
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson said today that officials are investigating potential contamination of the packaged salmon with Listeria monocytogenes.
The organism can cause serious infections.
It can be fatal when it infects young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.
So far, health officials have reported no illnesses linked to the salmon.
Symptoms usually include fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recalled Smoked Nova Salmon was distributed nationwide.