July 11, 2008
Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is alerting consumers to the recall of some lox due to possible listeria contamination.
Salmolux Inc. of Federal Way, Washington, is recalling lot #01418 of its Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon Nova Lox sold in 3-ounce packages due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes 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 as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recalled product comes in a 3-ounce, blue package marked with lot #01418 on its rear white label bearing the name of the product, its ingredients, and an expiration date. It was distributed in Arizona, California and Nevada, in Von's retail outlets and to Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia in Food Lion retail outlets.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services discovered the listeria during routine testing.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled packages are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (253) 874-2026 ext. 214.