Santa Barbara Smokehouse of Santa Barbara, CA, is recalling all smoked salmon from March 1 to April 8, 2015, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,
The recalled Cold Smoked Salmon was distributed within the United States through retail stores and food wholesalers.
The following brands are affected: Cambridge House, Coastal Harbor, Harbor Point, North Shore S.F. Specialty, Channel Islands and Santa Barbara, along with the following batch range of 1015 – 3949.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Santa Barbara Smokehouse has tested and received certificates of analysis showing negative results for the products in question during that time period. All fresh product has use-by dates of April 29 to May 6, 2015.
The company is recommending as a precautionary measure to pull frozen product produced on or before April 8, 2015.
Santa Barbara Smokehouse had a recall of smoked salmon products earlier this year, also for potential Listeria contamination. That recall involved two batches of cold smoked salmon manufactured in August and September 2014 and all cold smoked salmon packed between Dec. 17-24, 2014.
At the time, officials with the California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating bacteriologic contamination found in the company’s processing facility.
Listeria 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.