Before you buy smoked salmon in little plastic packages found in the coolers of Sacramento (and other area) supermarkets such as Safeway and Vons, you should know about the smoked salmon recall. The salmon was sold after July 25, 2011. Did you buy smoked salmon from a supermarket or other Sacramento grocery store or food market? You should know that 828 individual retail packages of this smoked salmon product are being offered for sale or have been sold also back east. The smoked salmon packages also were sold in California as well as in several other states.
The package sizes are 7¾” wide by 7¼” in height by ¼” in thickness. Now look at the sell-by date and code that reads Dec 15 2011 01961B. That code number is centered in the window on the front of each package. You can look at a photo of the package at the website, Listernia Concern Prompts Smoked Salmon Recall or on the Food Safety News site.
What they look like are plastic packages that are black with the Vita logo at the bottom. Each package has 4-5 slices (total 4 oz.) of smoked salmon. First of all you should know that even though the smoked salmon slices are contained in a vacuum sealed package, there is a danger that listeria bacteria might be in there.
Smoked salmon in a package kept in the coolers of supermarkets are being recalled for bacteria infection. See the site, Listernia Concern Prompts Smoked Salmon Recall. You can see a photo of the type of salmon, the brand, and how it is packaged at that website. More than 8,000 packages of that type of smoked salmon is being recalled.
It was distributed in California, and includes distribution to major supermarkets. So far, no complaints of sickness have been reported, but the company is monitoring the issue. You can check out the news from the site, Vita Food Recalls Smoked Salmon – News Story – WCTI New Bern. Safeway stores in California also sold the smoked salmon packages.
Vita Food Products said 7,260 of the smoked salmon packages were sold at Publix stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama; Safeway stores in California, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia; Meijer stores in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky; Vons stores in California; Genuardi’s stores in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; Winn Dixie stores in Florida, and the Edgewater Produce store in Chicago on or after July 25.
Did you know that a few months ago in April, 2011 another brand of smoked salmon in a plastic package also was recalled? To see this other information, check out the site, Smoked Salmon Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination. If you buy wild-caught salmon in a can, such as the various no-salt-added brands, you might try that form of salmon for now instead–if you’re not buying the often $16 per pound wild-caught pricey fresh salmon, since the canned variety isn’t smoked. But that’s your choice as a consumer. See the article, What Are The Risks Of Smoked Salmon? | LIVESTRONG.COM.