Santa Barbara Smokehouse in Santa Barbara, CA, has initiated a voluntary recall of two batches of cold-smoked salmon manufactured in August and September 2014, and all cold-smoked salmon packed between Dec. 17 and 24, 2014, after learning about Listeria monocytogenes contamination in product-surveillance samples and environmental samples collected at the processing facility.
No illnesses have been associated with the recalled products at this time. However, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman warned consumers on Friday not to eat certain Santa Barbara Smokehouse cold-smoked salmon products due to possible Listeria contamination.
CDPH and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are currently investigating Santa Barbara Smokehouse because of the bacteriologic contamination found in the processing facility.
Santa Barbara Smokehouse’s recalled cold-smoked salmon was packed under the Cambridge House, Channel Island Smokehouse, Coastal Harbor, Santa Barbara Smokehouse and Harbor Point brand names and has pack dates of 8-22-14, 9-17-14 through 9-19-14, and 12-17-14 through 12-24-14. The recalled products were vacuum-packed and distributed as both fresh and frozen products.